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New Foothill president hits the ground running


Although new Foothill College president Thuy Thi Nguyen may not have taken the most traditional path to top college administrator, she seems to have all the right tools to get the job done.

After setting out to attend medical school and then law school, Nguyen always had a singular goal in mind – to serve in the public in some way.


Program aims to help teachers afford housing

The Los Altos School District and Los Altos Community Foundation have joined forces to create an online form for local residents to connect with teachers in need of housing.

The district seeks to help teachers handle the high cost of housing in the area. According to district officials, many teachers struggle to find affordable accommodations and are unable to live in the area.

Poll shows voters receptive to LASD parcel tax raise

Los Altos School District trustees received some good news last week on the prospects of passing an increased parcel tax in the November election.

Professional polling in late June from survey experts TBWB Strategies showed “support for a $223 parcel tax measure to maintain excellent educational programming exceeds the two-thirds threshold necessary for passage.” School board members reviewed the findings at their July 14 meeting.

Foothill College launches registration for fall quarter

Foothill College in Los Altos Hills last week opened registration for its fall-quarter courses.

Foothill offers specialized career certificates and associate degrees as well as classes for professional development and personal growth. The community college also offers general-education course requirements needed to transfer to four-year universities.

Los Altos School District board set to discuss two properties in closed session Thursday

Los Altos School District trustees are scheduled to gather Thursday at a special meeting to discuss two properties in closed session.

Both items involve conferences with “real property negotiators” for 5150 El Camino Real – currently the site of an office building – and St. William Catholic Church at 611 S. El Monte Ave.

LASD takes no action on purchasing property


The Los Altos School District’s prospects for purchasing property for a 10th school site grew bleaker last week after the board of trustees failed to take action on a term sheet for property on El Camino Real.

The district scheduled the June 27 meeting as an opportunity to possibly vote on a term sheet, which would initiate the process for purchasing the 4-acre parcel of land at 5150 El Camino Real to renovate as a school site. Because the term sheet involves negotiations, discussions were held in closed session.

School candidates prepare for November


 

Although the November election is still four months away, local school board candidates are already declaring their intent to run.

Come November, two seats for four-year terms are available on both the Los Altos School District and the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School boards of trustees.


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