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LASD takes small steps toward facilities solutions

While the Los Altos School District conducts little business over the summer months, officials have made small strides in identifying a site for an additional campus.

At Friday’s board meeting, district trustees approved a contract with DTZ, a commercial real estate company tasked with helping secure a site. District officials seek to establish a 10th school campus to accommodate enrollment growth.

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Foothill College president named FHDA chancellor


The Foothill-De Anza Community College District last week named Foothill College President Judy C. Miner its new chancellor. Miner succeeds Linda M. Thor, who is set to retire Tuesday.

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Shared-lands committee mulls use of civic center


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The Los Altos City-Schools Public Lands Ad Hoc Committee will discuss the possibility of sharing the city’s 18-acre civic center property, excluding Hillview Park and Community Center, lower right.

There’s a possibility that Los Altos’ next public school will share land with the city’s civic center.

The Los Altos City Council June 9 officially permitted the Los Altos City-Schools Public Lands Ad Hoc Committee to discuss leasing part of the civic center site to the Los Altos School District.

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LASD may backtrack on teacher raises, seek parcel-tax renewal


Before the Los Altos School District adopts its budget at Monday’s board meeting, trustees must agree on strategies to prevent depleting reserves below the 3 percent state-mandated minimum.

Budget projections show that district reserve funds will be drained by the 2017-2018 school year because of the parcel-tax expiration, enrollment growth, increases in district contributions to the State Teachers’ Retirement System and 10 percent annual growth in health insurance costs.

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Foothill College president among four finalists for FHDA chancellor


The Foothill De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees announced four finalists for the position of chancellor to succeed Linda Thor, who retires June 30.

The four finalists, revealed Friday, are Deborah Budd, president of Berkeley City College; Patricia Hsieh, president of San Diego Miramar College; Jowel C. Laguerre, superintendent-president of Solano Community College District; and Judy C. Miner, president of Foothill College.

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LASD opens registration for online strategy sessions

As the Los Altos School District plans how to spend its $150 million in Measure N bond funds, its initial goal is to broaden community input.

Following an April 22 meeting, the district is casting a wider net in the hopes of soliciting feedback from residents who may not be able to attend meetings, according to district Trustee Sangeeth Peruri.

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Los Altos School District seeks online community input

As it plans how to spend its $150 million of Measure N bond funds, the Los Altos School District is looking to broaden its community input.

Following an April 22 community meeting the district is now casting a wider net, hoping to get feedback from community members who might not be able to make it to meetings, according to district trustee Sangeeth Peruri.

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