In San Mateo County, there are several thousand more students than there were a few years ago, but several hundred fewer teachers.
The number of full-time equivalent teaching positions in the county dropped some 18 percent between the 2008-09 and 2010-11 school years, according to data provided by the county’s Office of Education. Meanwhile, the county’s total student body kept creeping up. Read More
Hundreds of students in San Mateo County and thousands across California have yet to get the whooping cough vaccine mandated by the state, forcing some to stay home from school. Dozens more have refused it on philosophical grounds.
A state law passed last year requires seventh- through 12th-graders to get the vaccine by the start of the school year. The deadline was later pushed back 30 days and some schools have received additional extensions. Read More
Pressure to sell the former Crestmoor High School for some quick cash has eased, but school district officials say a sale of the property is still a possibility.
The San Mateo Union High School District had considered selling the 41-acre San Bruno property, the former home of a 1,500-student high school that closed in 1980, to help retire $74 million in old construction debt that was sapping the district’s general fund. Read More
The board of trustees of the San Mateo Union High School District will hold a special meeting tonight to complete years of discussions about how to include solar power at district campuses.
Liz McManus, deputy superintendent of business services, said the board of trustees will discuss ways to reduce utility bills at all nine schools and a possible test site for solar panels. Read More