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October 15, 2021

Students could return to the classroom in April

One year after the Gilroy Unified School District shut down its classrooms to in-person instruction, students could return to campus in mid-April. The district’s Board of Education will consider a plan on March 18 that would bring students back to the classroom April 15-20. The district’s...

What to know about California’s plan to reopen schools

By Jill Cowan, The New York Times Almost exactly a year ago, on March 7, 2020, officials in the Elk Grove Unified School District—Northern California’s largest—announced that schools would close for a week in response to concerns that the novel, unknown coronavirus could spread like...

Gilroy Unified enrollment now open for 2021-22

Online enrollment for the 2021-22 school year, including transitional kindergarten and kindergarten, is now open in the Gilroy Unified School District.   Families can enroll students using the Aeries Student Information platform.  Enrollment in GUSD schools is ongoing. Families who wish to enroll their child in the...

Gilroy High to be considered for mass vaccination site

Gilroy High School is poised to become South County’s first mass Covid-19 vaccination site. On Feb. 11, the Gilroy Unified School District Board of Education will consider allowing Santa Clara County Public Health to operate the site through the end of July. According to the tentative...

School district outlines steps in reopening plan

Gilroy’s Covid-19 case rate remains by far the highest in the county, which is one of the main reasons schools have been closed for in-person instruction since March. Further complicating matters are the unanswered questions regarding the eventual reopening, such as testing and vaccinations of...

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...

Gilroy school district certifies budget as cuts loom

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,...

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...