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April 23, 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...

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: Melissa Aguirre: Make decisions in students’ best interests

Melissa Nicholson Aguirre understands the concerns and frustrations from those on both sides of the Zoom screen. Aguirre is a second grade teacher in the Morgan Hill Unified School District, and the oldest of her two children is in first grade in Gilroy Unified. “I understand...

South Valley Middle School students receive free Chromebooks

The Gilroy Unified School District has accepted a donation of 100 Chromebook laptops from Frontier Communications as gifts to South Valley Middle School students to facilitate participation in distance learning. “We are grateful to Frontier Communications and the California Emerging Technology Fund for the generous...

Businesses to present to Gilroy students

Christopher High School’s Student Business Club is hosting its first-ever Business Convention. Representatives from local businesses and organizations, such as Christopher Ranch and the Poppy Jasper International Film Festival, will present to Gilroy Unified School District students on how to run a business. The convention is...

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 he can...

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...

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 a simple enough process, yet, it’s...