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San Jose college teachers upset over lack of COVID vaccine oversight

As West Valley-Mission Community College District students return to in-person learning, faculty are petitioning for safe working conditions. Teachers distributed a resolution in late January stating the school district’s COVID-19 implementation plan is outdated, and the district is failing to verify student vaccine status. Kate Disney, president of the West Valley Mission Federation of Teachers, said...

Santa Clara County schools stay open as COVID continues

South Bay schools are facing increased challenges with student and staff absences as the COVID-19 omicron variant spreads. Despite that, it’s unlikely schools will close like they did at the start of the pandemic. State law requires schools to continue with in-person learning or face funding cuts. Maria Clayton, spokesperson for the California Department of Education, told...

San Jose-Evergreen Community College District names interim chancellor

The San Jose-Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) has appointed an interim chancellor after Byron D. Clift Breland’s sudden departure for a job in Southern California. Raul Rodriguez, who most recently served as interim president of Hartnell College in Salinas, started his new role this week. The district’s board of trustees voted unanimously to appoint Rodriguez to the...

San Jose police remain on campuses under new SJUSD agreement

Despite activists’ best efforts, San Jose police officers will be hired to patrol campuses of the city’s largest school district for special events. The San Jose Unified School District Board of Education unanimously approved an agreement Thursday with the San Jose Police Department that outlines how cops will be used on campuses as security for...

Increased San Jose child abuse calls raise counselor concerns

Schools in the San Jose area are receiving an increasing number of calls for child abuse and neglect, and some counselors say they’re facing reporting problems. Parents allegedly have been allowed to sit in on, or flat out refuse, interviews with child protective services pertaining to children who report the abuse. That’s causing concern for...

CSU head names interim San Jose State University president

The interim president of San Jose State University has been named and will take on the role early next year. On Monday, California State University Chancellor Joseph Castro appointed Stephen Perez to take on the interim position. Perez is provost and vice president of academic affairs and a professor of economics at Sacramento State. He...

Top education leader is leaving San Jose community college district

The chancellor of San Jose-Evergreen Community College District is leaving his post for a new job in Southern California. Dr. Byron D. Clift Breland announced his resignation in a district-wide email Monday evening. He said he is taking a position as chancellor of the North Orange County Community College District. “I am proud of the...

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