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April 23, 2021

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: 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...

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 teachers, district continue talks

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...

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...

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 the most recent case to Santa...

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. 12. Earlier in July, the district presented...

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...

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...

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 a similar way such as the...