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February 9, 2023

School Board makes surprise move, announces interim supe at Tuesday’s meeting

The Morgan Hill Unified Board of Education made a bold and united stand Tuesday, keeping it in the family and appointing Steve Betando as the interim superintendent for the departing Wes Smith, who notified the district last week that he will be leaving at the end of June.

Sobrato High staffing a hot issue

In a discussion capped by an assistant superintendent leaving

County looks to expand hazardous waste disposal for small businesses

The County of Santa Clara Household Hazardous Waste program is expanding access to a service that helps small businesses dispose of hazardous waste in a safe and cost effective manner. The county’s Very Small Quantity Generator (VSQG) disposal program is a dropoff service for businesses...

Sports fields maintenance costs questioned

While listening to assurances that no Morgan Hill School

Gavilan College

Gavilan College Child Development Center has openings for children ages 2-5 who have not started kindergarten. The children do not have to be toilet-trained. Parents do not have to be Gavilan students, though full-time students will have priority. Subsidized and fee-based programs are available.

Junior journalists

Burgeoning young journalists from Mr. Loyd’s fifth grade class are leaving no stone unturned at Paradise Valley Elementary School, where the “Room 9 Times” details all the latest happenings within their school-wide community.

Forums slated for school chief

It’s full-speed ahead in the search for a new superintendent for the Morgan Hill School District as consultant firm RJ Gatti Associates presented an aggressive timetable to trustees during a special meeting Wednesday afternoon.

Science comes alive

With workshops such as “A Cow’s Eye View,” “Pokemon Math,” “The Secret Life of Strawberries,” and “Jamba Juice Jenga,” local students were treated to a Saturday filled with academic enrichment Feb. 7 at the 14th annual Science Alive Conference on the Gavilan College campus in Gilroy.Middle school students (grades 6-8) from Morgan Hill, San Martin, Gilroy and Hollister were introduced to math and science based, hands-on activities in a wide variety of one-hour workshops spread throughout the day.In all, there were 18 workshops, where students explored such things as the principles of energy storage and conversion, the physics of sound and music, the magic of geometry, principles of electric circuits and how the heart functions. Each workshop called for students to construct a project to test what they had learned.Students pre-registered for the sold out event, filling in their four top choices of workshops they wanted to attend. Each student was then placed in three selected workshops.Instructors included faculty and students from Gavilan College, San Jose State University and Gilroy High School as well as others from the Chabot Space and Science Center and Gilroy Veterinary Hospital.

District, workers OK contract

Two of three employee groups in the Morgan Hill School District

Overtime OK for Sobrato to open on time

Construction crews working on the new Sobrato High School will