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      Parcel Tax Citizens Oversight Advisory Committee (PTOAC)

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      Many of our community members are not aware of how much the Mountain View Whisman School District depends upon locally generated revenue to supplement state and federal education funding. In our District, this revenue constitutes nearly a quarter of our total revenue.

      One of the largest sources of this local revenue is our Parcel Tax, which generated more than $2.8 million for the District in 2012-13. Our local Parcel Tax was approved in 2009 as Measure C to maintain the high quality of our neighborhood schools. It has been used to fund programs that the District would not otherwise have been able to provide. In 2012-13, the Parcel Tax provided essential funding for the following:

      • For all District schools –
        • Classroom teachers (to offset state funding cuts)
        • Library technicians to maintain school libraries
        • Counseling and mental health services
      • For all K-5 schools –
        • Physical education for all students in grades 1-5
        • Outdoor education (science camp) for all students in grade 5
        • Materials and staffing for “hands-on” science programs
        • Additional custodial staff to ensure clean and well-maintained classrooms and campuses
        • Clerical staff to provide school office assistance and family and student support
      • For both middle schools –
        • Classroom teachers to expand instrumental and vocal music programs
        • Staff and programs to provide intervention and support for “at risk” students

      The Parcel Tax is an additional tax charged to property owners, who annually pay between $127 and $1,116, based on the size of their parcel. There are specified exemptions for senior citizens, those receiving Supplemental Security Income, and owners of multiple contiguous (adjacent) parcels operated as a single business. The current Parcel Tax was approved for eight years and is set to expire in 2017.

      In order to ensure that the proceeds of the Parcel Tax are spent according to the terms approved by voters, Measure C requires a citizen’s oversight committee composed of homeowners, business representatives, parents, and community members who meet 3-4 times a year and report to the Board of Trustees on an annual basis. The Parcel Tax Oversight Advisory Committee protects the taxpayers' investment in education and ensures District accountability through independent financial audits of revenues and expenditures.

      We want to express our continuing gratitude to those MVWSD residents who supported the Parcel Tax and to those property owners who provide such an essential resource for our students.

      Meetings and Membership

      2014 - 15 Meetings

      May 20, 2015 Agenda
      April 1, 2015 Agenda
      January 28, 2015 Agenda
      November 19, 2014 Agenda  
      September 17, 2014 Agenda

      Parcel Tax Committee Members:

      Chair Steve Sherman
      Vice Chair Laurence Maller
      Secretary David Greene
      Member Mike Cobb
      Member Sundar Subbarayan
      Member Thida Cornes
      Member Hafsa Mirza
      District Rep. Terese McNamee

      Parcel Tax Documents

      Senior Exemption Form

      Home owners of 65 or older are eligible for an exemption for their principal residence.


      Measure C Parcel Tax Oversight Advisory Committee Application


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    • Human Resources

      District Employment

      Please consider joining our team!  We seek talented, dedicated, and hard-working certificated and classified team members. Our mission is to "demonstrate, daily, a relentless commitment to the success of every child," and our core values are Academic Excellence, Strong Community, and a Broad Worldview. We expect exceptional results, strong collaboration, and fierce appreciation of the strength of our ethnic, cultural and economic diversity.

      Learn more about how to apply and view our current Job Openings.

      Assistant Superintendent This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (650) 526-3553
      Administrative Assistant This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (650) 526-3583
      Human Resource Technician This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (650) 526-3555


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    Schools & Programs

    Mountain View Whisman School District has seven elementary (K-5) schools and two middle (6-8) schools. We invite you to visit each of our schools.
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    Board Meetings

    The Board of Trustees generally meets the first and third Thursday of each month, except the month of July.  Meetings are held at the District Office, 750-A  San Pierre Way, beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Members of the public are encouraged to attend these meetings.

    2015-16 Regular Board Meeting Calendar:

    August 18, 2015 Agenda Full Agenda  Video  
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    As a public service to the MVWSD community, we are sharing the following announcements.  Please note that publication of these announcements does not constitute endorsement of the programs or events listed below.

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    District Advisory Committee(DAC)

    Meetings are held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the District Office.

    Date Location Topic Person(s) Responsible Meeting Notes
    Tue, September 16 Board Room Facilities Update & Student, Parent, & Community Engagement Terese McNamee, Phyllis Rodgers Notes
    Tue, October 21 Board Room Common Core State Standards Cathy Baur Notes
    Tue, November 18 Conference Room District Enrollment, Boundaries, and Programs Karen Robinson, Terese McNamee, Cathy Baur  
    Tue, December 2 Board Room Mountain View Bicycle Transportation Plan    
    Tue, January 20 Board Room

    2015-16 Local Control Accountability Plan (Input)

    Phyllis Rodgers, Terese McNamee, and Cathy Baur


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    Tue, April 28  

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    Tue, May 19 Board Room

    2015-16 Budget, Consolidated Application, and Local Control Accountability Plan (review)

     Phyllis Rodgers, Terese McNamee, and Cathy Baur


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    Superintendent Executive Assistant
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Kathi Lilga


    Ayindé Rudolph


    Dr. Rudolph’s experience is extensive and varied. Prior to his appointment as Superintendent, he served as Associate Director of School Transformation for the Buffalo Promise Neighborhood and principal of Westminster Community Charter School. The Promise Neighborhood Initiative is a five-year federally funded program that is modeled after the Harlem Children's Zone, which encourages communities, which are in distress, to develop public-private partnerships. His achievements during his tenure with the Promise Neighborhood included, instituting a 1:1 learning environment, which led to recognition from President Obama and Secretary Arne Duncan at the White House; the implementation of a new teacher evaluation system, and three new curriculums that were aligned to the new national standards.  He also led a redesign of the schools talent acquisition and management systems, particularly how teachers and leaders give and receive feedback that encourages positive growth.

    Ayindé received his Doctorate in Leadership, Policy and Organizations from Vanderbilt University. He also holds an Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership and Administration degree from George Washington University, as well as a Master’s of Education degree in Secondary Education.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Wittenberg University.

    In addition to Dr. Rudolph’s formal education, his varied job experience includes positions as a researcher, adjunct professor, administrator, test writer, teacher and coach. In addition to being a principal at every level, he has worked in a traditional high and middle school, a kindergarten through 8th grade elementary school, a charter school, countywide arts magnet, Title 1 and Bill and Melinda Gates funded “small” high school.  In each of his positions as principal and teacher he has led dramatic turnarounds that are rooted in the idea of accountability, teamwork and world class learning practices.

    Ayindé and his wife have three kids, two twin girls, who are in high school and a son who will be entering preschool in another year. His children have been his inspiration and motivate him to develop learning environments that he would be proud to engage or immerse them into.  This past January (2015) Ayindé climbed to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania to conclude his quest to raise approximately $10,000 for cancer research.  He is an avid reader, a budding triathlete, and enjoys walking and running with his family’s dog.

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