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Community college district races bring new perspectives to county board

The 2020 elections will bring new faces to the San Mateo County Community College District Board of Trustees. While the Area...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2020
Last comment by Sara, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 998 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Defeat of Prop. 15 denies schools more revenue

Voters have rejected Proposition 15, a large tax increase on commercial properties, depriving schools of what could have...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2020
Last comment by pogo, on Nov 21, 2020 at 11:34 am | 18 comments | 2648 Views

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From 10 to zero: Local school districts report their COVID-19 since campuses reopened to students

COVID-19 cases are cropping up at local public school districts which have reopened classrooms to students, and some districts...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2020
Last comment by La Entrada Parent , on Nov 20, 2020 at 12:15 pm | 1 comment | 3221 Views

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Sequoia district cautiously begins search for new superintendent

The Sequoia Union High School District has begun the task of replacing Superintendent Mary Streshly, who was ousted this...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2020
Last comment by susannahID, on Nov 16, 2020 at 12:28 pm | 3 comments | 2482 Views

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Las Lomitas board president resigns over wife's racist and misogynistic tweets about Kamala Harris

Jon Venverloh resigned Sunday after his wife posted racist and misogynistic tweets about Kamala Harris. Read the full...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2020
Last comment by Rick Moen, on Nov 13, 2020 at 8:25 pm | 51 comments | 56298 Views

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After trustee's resignation, Ravenswood school board to appoint replacement

The Ravenswood school board plans to make a provisional appointment rather than hold a costly special election to fill a...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2020
Last comment by nancy, on Nov 2, 2020 at 1:36 pm | 1 comment | 1613 Views

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Fundraising for school board races slows as elections approach

Many school board candidates raised less money during the most recent campaign financing period than they did earlier in...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2020
Last comment by John Earnhardt, on Oct 28, 2020 at 3:06 pm | 1 comment | 2022 Views

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Leveling the ground: Yes on Proposition 15

Last year, The Almanac ran a three-part series by Kate Bradshaw, describing the lasting impacts of racial segregation in...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2020
Last comment by Yes on 15, on Oct 12, 2020 at 9:00 am | 12 comments | 1154 Views

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Community briefs: Free meals from Sequoia school district, Peninsula Clean Energy credits

Community briefs: Sequoia Union High School District providing free meals and Peninsula Clean Energy offering credits to...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2020
Last comment by Yaz, on Oct 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm | 1 comment | 28054 Views

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COVID testing of teachers, staff hotly debated as California schools reopen

As schools throughout California tiptoe toward reopening, decisions about whether to routinely test teachers, staff and even...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2020
Last comment by Boy Howdy, on Sep 23, 2020 at 1:41 pm | 1 comment | 2326 Views

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High school superintendent Mary Streshly announces resignation amid calls for district to fire her

More than a month after Sequoia Union High School District's teachers union and 22 principals and top administrators called...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by Angry Parent, on Sep 21, 2020 at 3:41 pm | 8 comments | 8583 Views

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High school district board candidate drops out of race, citing need for more elected 'voices of color'

Jacqui Cebrian, a candidate for the Sequoia Union High School District school board Trustee Area E, has announced that she...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2020
Last comment by Joan, on Sep 17, 2020 at 1:19 pm | 3 comments | 5221 Views

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School board hints at outside help in deciding whether to fire superintendent

Amid major no confidence votes from administrators and faculty, the Sequoia Union High School District board said it will...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2020
Last comment by C B, on Aug 29, 2020 at 9:47 am | 8 comments | 5395 Views

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High school board still weighing whether to fire superintendent opposed by teachers, principals

Teachers and principals in the Sequoia Union High School District have called for Superintendent Mary Streshly to be fired....

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2020
Last comment by J Carson, on Aug 28, 2020 at 2:27 pm | 1 comment | 484 Views

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Former Uber chief security officer hit with obstruction of justice charge

Federal law enforcement authorities have charged former Uber Chief Security Officer Joseph Sullivan for an attempted cover-up...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2020
Last comment by katherine, on Aug 21, 2020 at 1:30 pm | 1 comment | 2398 Views

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'Incomplete data': High school board debates last spring's pass/fail grading system

In a discussion at a Sequoia Union High School District board meeting Aug. 5, board members debated the pass/fail grading...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2020
Last comment by margomca, on Aug 14, 2020 at 8:21 pm | 1 comment | 2302 Views

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High school principals call for board to fire superintendent

After the teachers union and 22 administrators -- including Woodside and M-A's principals -- called for the firing of Superintendent...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2020
Last comment by Kassandra, on Aug 13, 2020 at 7:02 pm | 2 comments | 6933 Views

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High school promises better virtual learning experience after 'less-than-optimal' spring

Menlo-Atherton High School administrators say that they're improving the school's online learning program for the coming...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by Woodside High School Student, on Aug 11, 2020 at 5:00 pm | 5 comments | 3970 Views

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With a no-confidence vote, high school teachers’ union calls for removal of superintendent

The Sequoia Union Teachers Association has “overwhelmingly” made a vote of no confidence in Superintendent Mary Streshly,...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2020
Last comment by James Madison, on Aug 6, 2020 at 12:14 pm | 14 comments | 15007 Views

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Menlo Park names interim police chief: David Spiller, retired Pleasanton PD chief

Retired Pleasanton police chief David Spiller will take over as Menlo Park interim chief Friday, July 31. He replaces police...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by COVID Emergency, on Jul 31, 2020 at 7:54 am | 7 comments | 3530 Views
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