The Milpitas Unified School District was successful at the election conducted on June 5, 2012 to issue up to $95 million aggregate principal amount of the District’s general obligation bonds (Measure E).
The purpose of the CBOC is to provide oversight and accountability on the expenditures funded by Measure E to ensure that the said funds are spent for the purposes approved by the voters. The CBOC will monitor the expenditures of these funds by the District and will report to the Board of Education and the community, on an annual basis, on how these funds have been spent. An annual audit will be a part of the CBOC’s report to the Board.
We are seeking one volunteer who is active in the business community within Milpitas to serve until end of 2018.
To be qualified, candidates must be at least 18 years of age, not an employee or official of the District, or any vendor, contractor, or consultant of the District. The committee shall meet approximately four times a year. All meetings shall be held within the Milpitas Unified School District in Santa Clara County.
For more information, or to request an application form, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at (408) 635-2600 ext. 6013 or click here to download the form.
Selected applicants will be contacted and invited for an interview with the Board of Education.
Please send your application to the Superintendent’s Office, Milpitas Unified School District, by 4:30 PM on Friday, March 30, 2018.
Click here to download application form.
Click here to view Bylaws for Citizen Bond Oversight Commitee
The Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara is currently recruiting volunteers for the 2018 – 2019 Civil Grand Jury. The Civil Grand Jury, an arm of the Superior Court, is a part of the Judicial Branch of government. It serves as the County’s civil watchdog agency and may examine all aspects of the County and city governments, special districts, and school districts. The Grand Jury may also inspect jails and juvenile detention facilities.
Grand Jury service affords citizens the unique opportunity to contribute to the efficiency of local government and to play an integral part in ensuring that government officials are accountable to residents. Candidates must be willing to dedicate this year of service to keep careful watch over various aspects of County government, and the one-year term of the 2018-19 panel will begin on June 21, 2018.
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, United States citizens, and residents of Santa Clara County. Grand Jury service requires a significant commitment of your time—an average of 25 hours per week, or as determined by the Grand Jury. However, selection as a member is an honor, and it will afford you a unique opportunity to make a significant contribution to the efficiency and integrity of local government.
Grand Jurors are paid $20 per diem and reimbursed for their mileage.
The application deadline is Thursday, March 29, 2018. Persons interested in applying may click here to obtain an application form. Questions about the Grand Jury may be directed to CGJ@scscourt.org or by contacting Tamara Davis, Deputy Manager Civil Grand Jury, at (408) 882-2721.
For additional information, including how to contact the Grand Jury, click to see the Court's Civil Grand Jury brochure.
Dear Parents and Guardians:
Today’s media post that was forwarded to MPD by a parent this morning contained statements
about a sophomore possibly having a gun at an unnamed school. Chief Corpuz phoned me this
morning at 7:35 and let me know he had all available officers at both high schools and was in
the process of investigating it. We spoke again around 10:15am when he informed me that they
did not find a credible threat, but would continue investigating and maintaining a police
presence. I spoke with Chief Corpuz again at 12:05, and he let me know that the investigation
revealed several layers of “hearsay” and found no evidence to validate the social media post.
With all that we went through in November at MHS and what has happened in other schools
across the nation, and most recently in Florida, these rumors are disconcerting. We will always
take them as real threats until proven otherwise, and I am so glad we have the partnership with
Milpitas police that we do as they too make the safety of our students and staff their highest
Our school principal teams, counselors, teachers and staff care deeply about each of our
students and we all want a nurturing learning environment for them. To that end we
continually strive for ways that we can ensure we are in tune with each child’s social emotional
needs. It is essential that we keep lines of communication open so that we foster a school
community that will continue to speak up if there is something that does not seem right or
poses a threat to others. I thank the concerned parent who called MPD to let them know about
the suspicious post, and her child for showing it to her.
Together we provide our kids with a school community in which they can be themselves and
Queridos padres de familia y/o tutores ,
La publicación de las redes sociales de hoy, un padre aviso esta mañana a la estación de policía de Milpitas (MPD) acerca de un estudiante de sophomore que posiblemente tenía una pistola en una escuela no identificada. El Jefe de policía, el señor Corpuz me llamó esta mañana a las 7:35 y me hizo saber que tenía a todos sus oficiales policiacos disponibles en las dos escuelas preparatorias y que estaba en el proceso de investigación. Hablamos nuevamente alrededor de las 10:15 am y me informó que no encontraron una amenaza creíble, pero continuaran con la investigación y presencia policial. Nuevamente hablé con el señor Corpuz a las 12:05, y me hizo saber que la investigación reveló varias capas de "rumores" y no encontró pruebas para validar la publicación en las redes sociales. Con todo lo que pasamos en noviembre en MHS y lo que ha estado pasando en otras escuelas en todo el país, y más recientemente en Florida, estos rumores son desconcertantes. Estos rumores siempre los tomaremos como amenazas reales hasta que se demuestre lo contrario, estoy muy contenta de que contamos con el apoyo de la policía de Milpitas, ya que para ellos la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y personal son su máxima prioridad. Nuestro equipo de directores y subdirectores de las preparatorias, asesores académicos , maestros y personal escolar se preocupan profundamente por cada uno de nuestros estudiantes y todos queremos un entorno educativo enriquecedor para ellos. Con ese fin, nos esforzamos continuamente para que podamos asegurar que estamos en sintonía con las necesidades socioemocionales de cada niño. Es esencial que mantengamos abiertas las líneas de comunicación para que fomentemos una comunidad escolar que continúe comunicando si es que algo no parece ser correcto o que representa una amenaza para los demás. Le agradezco al padre preocupado que llamó a MPD para informarles sobre la publicación sospechosa, y a su hijo por habérselo enseñado. Juntos proporcionamos a nuestros hijos una comunidad escolar en la cual pueden ser ellos mismos y sobresalir.
Superintendent (Rectora General)
Kính gửi Cha mẹ và Người giám hộ,
Chúng tôi hiện đang làm việc với Sở Cảnh sát Milpitas khi họ điều tra bài đăng trên các mạng truyền thông xã hội liên quan đến trường trung học không tên. Chúng tôi không biết liệu nó có liên quan đến trường học của chúng tôi, nhưng chúng tôi muốn đề phòng mọi cách để giữ an toàn cho học sinh. Hiện nay, có sự hiện diện của cảnh sát tại các trường trung học với sự cảnh giác của nhân viên. Chúng tôi sẽ cập nhật quý sau cuộc điều tra của cảnh sát và khi chúng tôi tìm hiểu thêm. MPD đã không thông báo cho chúng tôi để có bất kỳ thay đổi cho ngày giảng dạy của chúng tôi. Vì lý do đó, hôm nay sẽ vẫn là một ngày học bình thường. Vui lòng liên hệ với MPD nếu quý vịcó thêm thông tin để cung cấp.
Trưởng Khu Học Chánh
Dear Milpitas Families,
Welcome to the new student SCCLD library account! MUSD is excited to partner with the Santa Clara County Library District in providing this new resource to all students.
Get ready to explore a whole new world of print and online resources including books, articles, music, and more. Library databases are easy to use electronic resources that contain a wealth of information that you and your students may use to research and learn from anywhere, 24/7. Databases are current, fast, and full of very good information including peer-reviewed articles. MUSD and SCCLD hope you enjoy this wonderful new resource.
Activating Your Student Account
Your ID Number:
Student accounts are created using the Student Identification Number in the following format:
S _ _ _ _ _MUSD. The five-digit student Identification number can be found on the student profile page in AERIES as the “Permanent ID” 5 digit number. The 5 digits are also the same used for the student iReady or Chrome book log ins.
Student PIN Numbers:
Personal Identification Numbers have been set up for students. The pin number follows the following 4 digit format: Birth Month & Birth Day. (Example: Birthdate of May 1 = 0501).
Please direct any questions to SCLLD account services at 1-800-286-1991. Students may also visit the Milpitas Library (160 North Main Street) to get a full use card for accessing all digital resources as well as checking out books, movies and more.
You’re invited to the 4th Annual "Celebrating Differences" Event for youth and adults with differing abilities. District 4-C6 Lions and Milpitas Executive Lions Club partnered with the City of Milpitas Recreation Department to sponsor the event on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 10 am - 2 pm at the Milpitas Community Center 457 E Calaveras Blvd Milpitas CA.
Click here to download the registration form.
Click here to view the event detail on Facebook.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND OF PROPOSAL FOR IMPLEMENTING
SCHOOL FACILITIES FEES AS AUTHORIZED BY
EDUCATION CODE SECTIONS 17620 AND GOVERNMENT CODE 65995
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that immediately following a public hearing on the matter, a proposed resolution(s) will be considered by the Governing Board of Milpitas Unified School District at its regular meeting on March 27, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., which if adopted by the Board will implement development fees established by the District against residential construction and reconstruction at $3.79 per square foot and against new commercial or industrial construction at $0.61 a square foot. The proposed fees are authorized by Education Code Section 17620 and Government Code Section 65995. Data pertaining to the cost of school facilities is available for inspection during regular business hours at the District’s Business Services Office, Room 205. The fee, if approved by the Governing Board, will become effective on May 26, 2018, which is 60 days after the proposed adoption of the resolution levying such fee by the Governing Board.
There was plenty of love in the air the Friday before Valentine’s Day at Spangler Elementary—and lots of basketballs, too! School families came together to raise $5,951 for the American Heart Association by participating in a schoolwide Hoops for Heart Day. The second annual event was coordinated by Katelin McClure and the Spangler Student Council in partnership with the charitable organization.
“We exceeded our fundraising goals and are so proud to say that we are living our PeaceBuilder’s pledge by helping others in their fight against heart disease and stroke,” says Spangler Elementary Principal Catherine Waslif.
On Friday, Feb. 2, Calaveras Hills High School guidance counselor Diana Carty and math/engineering teacher Mrs. Sridaya Komar chaperoned a group of 19 Cal Hills students to visit Ohlone College’s Newark campus. The students met instructors from the Computer Science/Emerging Technology, Biotechnology, and Multimedia programs and paid a visit to the Nursing Program’s laboratory classroom.
The month of January was also a busy one at Cal Hills. Notable events include:
by Joyce Tang
On Feb. 12, over 170 Russell Middle School’s Team Determination students and staff spent the day in Alum Rock Park of San Jose for their first annual “Nature-Loving, Outdoor-Learning, Community-Serving Field Trip.”
San Jose Park Ranger Sergeant Huy Mac spent long hours coordinating with the city of San Jose and the California Native Plants Society, Santa Clara Chapter, to provide them with enough tools and supervising staff. There were hundreds of gloves and neon-yellow vests, along with wheelbarrows, action hoes, weeding hoes, pitchforks, and rakes for the students to use. The two choices of service projects included spreading 60 cubic yard of mulch for the playground and weeding out invasive plants such as milk thistle, Silybum marianum, and poison hemlock, Conium maculatum, at the summit of Todd Quick Trail.
Team Determination consists of a mix of both 7th and 8th graders, among which are students who have recently arrived to the United States and students who have mild to severe disabilities. Despite our differences, every single student—regardless of ethnicity or ability—helped make the park a better place for both its natural inhabitants and its human visitors. The great outdoor truly unified us toward a common goal.
In addition to the sense of unity, another unique experience this field trip offered was how students were allowed to design their own itinerary for the day by deciding when and in which activities to take part. For example, some students decided to rake and mulch the playground in the morning before heading out to the creek for the afternoon, while others were determined to hike three miles round trip to see Eagle Rock before pulling weeds on the trail. There were also many unplanned surprises: the chance to pet a gopher snake brought out by the Youth Science Institute was a hit, and a few students actually got the opportunity to restore the natural habitat by spreading California native poppy seeds (Eschscholzia californica) over the hilltop. Turkey vultures soaring at eye level, deer chilling under an enormous oak tree, minnows swimming in the creek, ladybugs squirming around for a better resting spot, and a bobcat devouring a squirrel were only some examples of how impactful outdoor learning can be to students.
Most of these students have never volunteered in a park. Their community service opportunities are limited to helping teachers on campus. Many students have never used a hoe, balanced a full wheelbarrow, pulled weeds or talked to a park ranger, even though in the classrooms we teach them the science of invasive species and host career day. While these skills may not be prized as academically rigorous, the sense of satisfaction and accomplishment was evident on the students’ faces as the day drew to a close.
Digital literacy is often earmarked as the most important 21st century skill worthy of funding. But in this era of growing climate change, we must also teach environmental literacy and encourage community stewardship. That’s what we’re doing at Russell. As we partner with local businesses in Silicon Valley that provide high-tech career paths to our students, we acknowledge our duty to protect and preserve the ecosystems, not only for ourselves but also for future generations.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING:
The governing board of Milpitas Unified School District will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 28, 2022.