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October 31, 2020

Election 2020, Gilroy Unified School District: Mark Good seeks fifth term

Mark Good has served on the Gilroy Unified School District Board of Trustees for 16 years and is running for a fifth term, this time for the Trustees Area 2 seat. Experienced and savvy, Good keeps on running because he feels like...

Election 2020, Gilroy Unified School District: Nirza Starks sees need to support students

Nirza Starks sees the need for continually supporting children in the educational setting. That’s why she’s running for the Gilroy Unified School District Board of Trustees Area 2 seat.  Starks, 42, has two sons, one of whom is a...

Students struggle to stay connected

A typical day during the week for Diana J. and her son, a fifth-grader at Las Animas Elementary, usually begins with them sitting in front of the computer, gearing up for another day of distance learning. It sounds like...

Gilroy Unified: Expulsion rate declining

Gilroy Unified School District has made progress in decreasing the number of students expelled over the past decade. But an activist group says that some district policies negatively impact Hispanic and Black students’ education at a disproportionate rate. Members...

Gavilan reports Covid-19 case on campus

Gavilan College learned over the weekend that someone who had been working on campus tested positive for Covid-19, forcing the college to do a deep cleaning before it can reopen its doors.   College spokesperson Jan Bernstein-Chargin said they reported...

School begins in Gilroy on Aug. 12

With the first day of school only a day away, Gilroy Unified School District officials worked throughout Aug. 11 to finalize class rosters and schedules under the new distance learning format. Many parents reached out to the school district...

Gilroy schools will continue distance learning in fall

The Gilroy Unified School District changed course on its reopening plan July 14, and will instead continue with distance learning when the fall semester begins. The district’s board voted unanimously for the plan, which is set to begin Aug....

Gavilan College sticking with distance learning

Gavilan College is now enrolling students for the fall semester but a majority of instruction will take place online. Jan Bernstein Chargin, public information director, said in a press release June 23 that the courses will be taught in...

Gavilan College pushes commencement date

Gavilan College announced that it will move forward with its commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020 but the celebration won’t take place until the end of the year. Jan Bernstein Chargin, director of public information at Gavilan, issued...

Mount Madonna School celebrates Class of 2020

The independent, Pre/K through grade 12 Mount Madonna School announced AnMei Dasbach-Prisk as the 2020 Valedictorian, and Haley Kerr as Salutatorian. MMS will share a pre-recorded commencement for its high school Class of 2020 on Thursday, June 11, with an online watch...