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LASD gets serious about purchase for 10th site


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The entrance to the 4-acre parcel of land eyed by the Los Altos School District sits adjacent to a traffic light along El Camino Real at Rengstorff Avenue.

A year and a half after voters approved a $150 million bond for the Los Altos School District, officials are taking steps toward purchasing a property for a 10th school campus.

District trustees are scheduled Monday to review and possibly approve a term sheet, initiating the process of purchasing 5150 El Camino Real, a 4-acre site that currently houses an office complex.


LASD trustee submits resignation

Los Altos School District Trustee Tammy Logan announced at the June 13 board meeting her intention to resign from the board.

Logan, who has served on the board for six years, cited personal reasons for her departure and added that she is resigning at this time so that voters in November can select a candidate to fill the remaining two years of her term.

LASD expected to finalize land purchase for BCS


 

Los Altos School District trustees were scheduled Monday night to approve the purchase of a 4-acre site at 5150 El Camino Real for the district’s 10th school property. The site is intended to be the new home of Bullis Charter School.

District officials declined to reveal the purchase price prior to Monday’s meeting, when the school board was slated to discuss the item in closed session. The announcement was expected to be made during a Measure N update agenda item. The meeting took place prior to the Town Crier’s Monday press deadline.

LASD trustees approve new parcel-tax survey

Los Altos School District trustees approved a new survey for residents aimed at gauging support for a possible parcel tax on the November ballot – this time including questions about sharing funds with Bullis Charter School.

Trustee Tammy Logan said that when trustees attended a Los Altos Hills City Council meeting earlier this year, councilmembers lobbied the district to share parcel-tax funds with the charter school.

Saying goodbye, looking ahead


Gina Kermode/Special to the Town Crier
The graduating classes of 2016 from Los Altos High School, above, and Mountain View High, left, celebrate their achievements. Alta Vista High School graduate Alexa St. John celebrates her accomplishment with her son, above right.

Families and friends gathered to celebrate local high school graduates last week.

Student speakers bid farewell to their peers, looked ahead to their futures and tossed their hats in the air.

LASD special-ed families feel like 'second-class citizens'

After what they deemed a difficult school year for their children, two parents of special-education students at Covington School said they feel like the Los Altos School District has treated their children like “second-class citizens.”

Kristine Dworkin and Louanne Gonzalez, who both have students in the moderate-to-severe special day class in Room 15, said they first became concerned about their kids early in the school year. The class of eight students in grades 4-6 started the year with a new teacher, supported by classroom aides.

LASD trustees clarify bond-planning calendar

Setting a deadline for determining the feasibility of a 10th school site has thrown a wrench in the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees’ planning for allocating bond funds.

Earlier this spring, trustees directed district staff to delay reporting on alternative options for absorbing district enrollment growth and permanent Bullis Charter School facilities until the 10th site decision is made.


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