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Milpitas Unified School District

Part II: Looming Special Election divides community in Milpitas

Is A Special Election Worth it?     In light of the verified petition, Minh Ngo lost his board seat, after having served for just under two...

Part I: Looming Special Election divides community in Milpitas

"This is part of democracy. We don’t agree with this appointment, and we are working within the system.”  When Fa Yoeu found out about the...

Milpitas High School teacher placed on administrative leave after wearing blackface on Halloween

Video circulating from this past Halloween shows Milpitas High School (MHS) teacher David Carter wearing a costume revolving around blackface while presenting a lecture...

Announcing SEPTAM, the new Special Education Parent Teacher Association of Milpitas

“Think of the power we have in this room right now to make a difference.” This was the uplifting opening statement from Carla Crenshaw, Director...

Milpitas Community Educational Endowment (MCEE) cuts first grant check to Russell Middle School

At the October 8 MUSD school board meeting, the Milpitas Community Educational Endowment (MCEE) presented a check of $5,000 to students and Administrative leaders from Thomas...

The latest twist: Scorecards were tallied incorrectly for MUSD board appointment

The latest twist in the Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) Board saga comes straight from the runner-up for the school board’s empty seat... According to...

Milpitas School Board President slams pro-special election group in latest twist to appointment saga

Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) Board President Chris Norwood has some choice words for advocacy group Better Milpitas, the community advocacy group that has...

Letter to the Editor: Issue with the school bond

Dear Editor, On September 10, 2019  I attended a school board meeting.  I was surprised that not all members of the public were allowed to...

Letter to the Editor from MUSD Board President Chris Norwood  

Dear Editor:  My name is Chris Norwood; I am a 40+-year resident and currently the President of the Milpitas Unified School District Board. It has been...

An interview with newly appointed MUSD Board Member Hai Minh Ngo

On August 13, after an interview process that spanned several hours, Hai Minh Ngo was appointed to Milpitas Unified School District’s (MUSD) Board of...

Letter to the Editor: What is the fuss about a school board vacancy?

Dear Editor:  Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) Board of Education recently filled a vacated seat using a new process, and then threw the process into...

Residents protest new board member’s appointment & file petition for special election; board member Tsai threatened with recall

As some Milpitas residents took to the lectern Tuesday night to protest the appointment process behind Hai Minh Ngo gaining the Milpitas Unified School...

Opinion: The MUSD issue: an opportunity to learn & be better

When Mr. Bobay left for Texas, we knew that the school board would be challenged to fill his shoes. But who could know that...

A special election for MUSD board seat could cost thousands

At the August 13 Board meeting, the Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) Board of Education appointed Hai Minh Ngo to fill the vacant seat...

Milpitas High School Students Run 2019 Robotika Summer Camp for Younger Students

Milpitas High School’s Xtreme Robotics club hosted the 2019 Robotika Summer Camp for elementary and middle school students. On July 26, the club’s officers...

Selection process of new MUSD school board member stirs up opposing views

After interviewing 8 candidates over the course of nearly 5 hours, the majority of MUSD’s Board of Education selected Hai Minh Ngo as their...

Milpitas Unified Superintendent Receives Pay Bump, Contract Extension

The Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) Board of Education voted to extend Superintendent Cheryl Jordan’s contract on Tuesday. The extension guarantees Jordan her position...

MUSD School Board Passes Budget for 2019-2020 School Year 

The Milpitas School Board passed the budget for the 2019-2020 school year earlier this summer, on June 11. The budget outlines revenue and expenditure...

Seat Opens up on MUSD’s Board of Education

Following the relocation and accordant resignation of Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) Board of Education Clerk Daniel Bobay (effective 7/8/19), a Board seat is...

Milpitas High’s First Ever International Honor Thespian 

As Milpitas High School’s (MHS) first International Honor Thespian, Marel Celeste Vazquez has made history.  Back in May, during Senior Awards Night, Vazquez received verbal...

Knights of Columbus Award Student with Calaveras Hills Community Scholarship 

At this month’s Calaveras Hills Graduation Ceremony, student Elizabeth Diaz was awarded with a Calaveras Hills Community Scholarship in the amount of $1250.00.  The Knights...

Opinion: Shout-out to MUSD Classified Staff

As we’ve reached the end of the school year, I want to give a shout-out to the many classified school employees who are the...

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County Supervisors vote to explore Milpitas Homeless Shelter proposal despite opposition from local officials

As Santa Clara County struggles to deal with the coronavirus crisis, the County Board of Supervisors is looking at an undeveloped plot of land...

Podcast: Dealing with stress during a pandemic with Ritu Riyat

On our Bay Area Beat podcast, we interviewed Ritu Riyat, a Public Health Professional and Global Educator on stress management, who is based in...

The Beat’s Virtual Stage: Zeyoncé Brown sings “Hero”

At 18 years old, Zeyoncé Brown is a rising star in our community and beyond. Audiences across the Bay Area have seen her perform...

What you can do to help families in need & locally-owned restaurants in Milpitas

The Milpitas Beat is joining forces with the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce and the Milpitas Community Educational Endowment to support local restaurant owners, while...

Crisis Counselors helping residents cope with anxiety and stress

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Crisis Counselors at the County of Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Department have been stepping up to meet...
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