The new Mabel Mattos Elementary School in Milpitas is welcoming its first students next week. The elementary school is located on 1750 McCandless Drive and has been under planning and construction for years. As of August 7, 2018, its now ready to open its doors after the ribbon cutting event.
The ribbon cutting event marked the official opening of Mabel Mattos Elementary School. Board members, the Mattos family, teachers, staff, friends, family, and children all attended the ribbon cutting event.
Mabel Mattos Elementary School is named after Milpitas Historical Society leader Mabel Mattos. Mattos was a historian and a member of the Milpitas Historical Society and Green Thumb Garden Club.
The new Mabel Mattos Elementary School is a public school and is the 10th elementary school for the Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD). The school will be serving kindergarten through second grade students before expanding to the upper grades.
It has been 48 years since a school has been built in Milpitas, with Milpitas High School being the last school built in 1970.
Milpitas has seen an influx in new residents moving in and the need for new school space has been ever increasing. The passing of bond Measure E in June 2012 helped fund the planning and construction of Mabel Mattos Elementary School.
However, the construction of Mabel Mattos Elementary School still has a Phase II and Phase III. The school is looking to expand its facilities to be able to accommodate students though the sixth grade.
In order to complete Phases II and III of the school, Milpitas residents will need to approve a bond in November.
The bond will allow both phases to be simultaneously constructed, resulting in savings with both time and potential escalating costs.
For more information on Mabel Mattos Elementary School, visit https://www.musd.org/new-elementary-school.html
Update: Video covering the event has been addded as of Aug. 9, 2018.