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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.

School district to add an administrator position

The Los Altos School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved the addition of an administrator position last month.

The new full-time position – coordinator of curriculum and instruction – would help the district’s “lean” team of administrators, according to trustees.

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