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Tempers flare over Silicon Valley school district map

A recent Silicon Valley school board meeting erupted into yelling, chanting and an arrest over changes to trustee elections. The Fremont Union High School District (FUHSD) board of trustees unanimously finalized the switch from “at large” to by-area trustee elections Wednesday night. Starting this November, voters will elect trustees by area to avoid a potential lawsuit for...

San Jose community college’s newest chancellor is familiar face

After a national search, a local community college district has selected one of its own as chancellor. The San Jose-Evergreen Community College District board of trustees unanimously appointed Beatriz Chaidez — who’s acted as interim chancellor since July — as permanent chancellor last week with an annual salary of $385,360. Board President Tony Alexander said...

East San Jose school board selects interim leader after ousting predecessor

An East San Jose school board has appointed an interim leader on the heels of its sudden firing of the superintendent.  The Alum Rock Union School District board of trustees unanimously appointed Imee Almazan, director of student services, as interim superintendent effective March 26. Trustee Minh Pham said Almazan is serving in an interim capacity...

East San Jose schools in jeopardy of shuttering

East San Jose residents rejoiced Thursday night when a neighborhood middle school received a reprieve from an expected closure. But that celebration will be short lived as the school district anticipates putting more campuses on the chopping block.  The Alum Rock Union School District board of trustees unanimously voted to postpone closing the middle school...