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October 15, 2021

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...

Tim Pierleoni takes over as Gilroy High’s new football coach and athletic director

In a move that has caught many off guard, Tim Pierleoni has left Christopher High to become the new athletic director and football coach at Gilroy High. Pierleoni, 58, had been Christopher’s only head football coach since the program’s inception 12 years ago. A...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Administrative Shifts Afoot at Gilroy School District

School has only been out one week but administrators have

Gilroy schools ineligible to reopen under Newsom’s proposal

Gilroy schools would remain closed under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposal to reopen classrooms to in-person instruction in February. The Safe Schools for All plan proposed Dec. 30 is bolstered by a $2 billion package of incentives to help schools pay for testing, ventilation systems and...