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December 6, 2022

Administrative Shifts Afoot at Gilroy School District

School has only been out one week but administrators have

GECA recognized as top school

Gilroy Early College Academy made this year’s list as one of the top 10 public school sites in the state.  Gilroy Unified School District last month announced GECA was awarded a “Best High School” award for 2020 by U.S. News and World Report.  The school was...

Gilroy teachers, district continue talks

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Gilroy teachers are urging the school district to dip into reserves to retain educators as contract negotiations are ongoing. Gilroy Unified School District officials, meanwhile, say declining enrollment and funding will further complicate a murky financial future due to Covid-19. More than 15 teachers wrote in...

Antonio Del Buono school will close at end of 2019-20 school year

The board of trustees of the Gilroy Unified School District voted Sept. 5 to close its first elementary school in 17 years, and one of its newest: Antonio Del Buono in north Gilroy. The school board vote, with trustee Enrique Diaz objecting, followed a gloomy...

Gilroy school district certifies budget as cuts loom

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The Gilroy Unified School District received a positive certification for its interim budget over the next year, meaning it will meet its financial obligations for this fiscal year and the next two. However, with declining enrollment and economic uncertainty brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic,...

District suspends athletic conditioning after student tests positive for Covid-19

Gilroy Unified School District has suspended athletic conditioning at two high schools for two weeks after a student, who attended a party, tested positive for Covid-19. According to the district, officials became aware of a “large party” of 200 students held at a private residence...

Election 2020, Gilroy Unified School District: Retired teacher brings inner knowledge of district

As a 39-year veteran of the Gilroy Unified School District, Michelle Nelson knows the very inner workings of the education system. Her vast breadth of work—which included a 12-year stint as the president of the Gilroy Teachers Association—gave her inside information in how the...

Election 2020, Gilroy Unified School District: Technology and equality among BC Doyle’s priorities

BC Doyle, first elected to the Gilroy Unified School District Board of Trustees in 2016, said the impact he was able to have during the past four years encouraged him to seek another term. The little things, he mentioned, can make the difference in improving...

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 special-needs student.  “As a parent, you start...

School closing imminent in 2020

As enrollment at Gilroy elementary schools continues on a downward trend—which directly affects the amount of state aid they receive—the closing of at least one school is becoming more likely, say school officials. There are 54 empty classrooms in all at Gilroy Unified School District...