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April 23, 2021

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 of Gilroy Community Action on Policing...

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...

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 through social media and other means,...

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...

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...

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 a press release on June 2...

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 party at...

Gilroy’s Class of 2020: Senior Spotlights

Selecting students for the Gilroy Dispatch’s annual senior spotlight honor is no enviable task. That’s why we make the principals, school counselors and staff sort it out. These students have navigated the labyrinth of high school hurdles, and we are inspired by their optimistic...

Gilroy group celebrates high school seniors

Covid-19 robbed the Class of 2020 of the once-in-a-lifetime experience of walking on stage to the cheers of their family, friends and classmates as they pick up their high school diploma. Fortunately, the seniors in Gilroy will have something else to remember the end of...

GECA honors grads with virtual ceremony

Dr. TJ Owens Gilroy Early College Academy became one of the first schools in Santa Clara County to honor the Class of 2020 with a virtual commencement.  The YouTube video was posted May 21 and it included all 69 graduating seniors, allowing students and families...