Notice is hereby given that the Milpitas Unified School District Board of Education has set the hour of 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 12, 2017 in the Board Room of the Milpitas Unified School District, 1331 E. Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, Building 500 as the time and place of a Public Hearing for the 2016-17 GANN Appropriations Limit Calculations and the 2017-18 projected GANN Appropriations Limit Calculations.
Local filmmaker Bob Gliner produced a documentary titled “Job Centered Learning” that is airing nationwide on PBS stations, and features students and teachers at Silicon Valley Career Technical Education - SVCTE. The film takes a critical look at the wide range of CTE options some high schools in Silicon Valley and the greater Bay Area are offering, engaging their students in life changing classroom experiences.
“Job Centered Learning” will air again on KRCB TV 22 - North Bay Public Media at 8 p.m. on August 24.
For more information about the documentary, read the Press Release online now.
For immediate release Contact: Shannon Carr,
Board Support & Communications Specialist
(408) 635-2600, ext. 6031
More than 120 low-income students from throughout Milpitas Unified School District will kick off the school year on August 17 with a new wardrobe and back-to-school essentials thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Milpitas.
From 6:30 to 9 a.m. Sunday, August 6, approximately 150 volunteer chaperones paired up with a student who they helped shop at Kohl’s, before the store opened, during the annual Cares for Kids program. Each student had a sheet with information about his or her needs and what sizes they wear which guided the shopping by the volunteers. They included members of the Milpitas Police Department; Milpitas, Spring Valley, and Cal fire departments; Board Members (past and present); City Council members (past and present); MUSD teachers; Rotary members; 90 Milpitas and Independence high schools key clubbers; and several more community volunteers.
The event kicked off with a light breakfast to all those in attendance that morning. South Bay Kids provided musical entertainment for those parents and others waiting outside the store while the students shopped. Due to generous markdowns at the registers, shoppers were able to purchase $140 worth of clothing with the $100 Kohl’s gift cards Kiwanis supplied to each student, identified as in need by local principals.
Nancy Mendizabal, who coordinated the event alongside husband Michael Mendizabal (both Kiwanis members), said the club instructs volunteers to lead shopping efforts that focus on school uniforms.
“We try to get a kid three shirts and a couple of pants,” she said. “Almost every kid leaves with a pair of shoes.”
From there, volunteer chaperones work to make the most of the money for the shoppers by filling in the gaps with items including socks and underwear, and at least one “fun thing” such as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sweatshirt.
Nancy said the highlight of the event is watching how excited the children get about the items they receive. She recalls multiple years where she has witnessed children clutching to new clothes or shoes they could not otherwise afford saying, “I have never had new shoes of my own.”
To many, it may seem run-of-the-mill to receive clothes before the start of every school year. However, for those children, she added it means something to attend their first day of school with new, clean clothes that fit and shoes without holes, just like their peers. The students will also have backpacks, filled with school supplies by the Family Giving Tree, waiting for them when they return to school on the first day.
In addition to benefiting MUSD students, Kohl’s also awarded Kiwanis with more than $2,400 in “Kohl’s Cash” for the items that were purchased that day. The organization will donate that money to the Milpitas Food Pantry, which also houses a Clothes Closet, to further help those in need.
Milpitas Kiwanis had 17 members and their spouses volunteer at the event. The club would like to publicly thank Kohl's and their employees who volunteered to make the event happen in addition to Hobee's, Christy's Donuts, and Starbucks for donating breakfast items; Kathy Duncan and Linda Sebree for running the shopper check-in table; and Michelle Boyd and Camile Jung for bringing in volunteer chaperones.
Funding for the event comes from the MUSD/Kiwanis Crab Feed and Outback Steakhouse Dinners, which helped the organization raise more than $15,000. The 14th annual MUSD Crab Feed is scheduled for February 9, 2018 at the Milpitas Community Center.
Who can apply?
First time applicants who are the owner of a Parcel in Milpitas used solely for owner-occupied, single-family residential purposes. The $84 exemption is for seniors who turn 65 or older by June 30, 2018 and for those who are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for a disability, regardless of age. For previous applicants, there is no need to reapply; your exemption will be automatically renewed.
When can I apply?
Milpitas Unified School District will accept applications and required documents by mail or in person until June 15, 2018.
How can I apply?
Complete the application and provide copies of the required documents. Mail information or come in person to Milpitas Unified School District, Business Services, 1331 E. Calaveras Blvd., Bldg. 200, Room 205, Milpitas, CA 95035 / or call (408) 635-2600 ext. 6003.
Or click here to apply online
What will I need?
Application form and copies of required documents.
Required Documents for Homeowners who turn 65 or older by June 30, 2018 – (One from each category)
Required Documents for Homeowners receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for a Disability
Application Forms are available at the following locations:
Click here to apply online
Where do I go to apply?
You may mail or come in person. For questions, call 408-635- 2600 ext. 6003.
Monday through Friday until June 15, 2018
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Office Closed on May 28, 2018