Last updateTue, 17 Jan 2017 4pm

MVLA to examine state of facilities this year

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees will take stock of its facilities this year as it plans for the future.

Trustees approved two contracts last week – one with an architectural firm slated to assess the district’s current facilities and another with a consulting firm to research avenues for facilities funding.

LASD trustees OK November parcel-tax vote

The Los Altos School District Board of Trustees last week approved placing a parcel-tax measure on the November ballot, with intent to share the public funds with Bullis Charter School.

The district’s current $193 parcel tax is set to expire in the 2017-2018 school year. The new measure seeks to increase the tax by $30 and extend the parcel-tax collection period for eight years. The district also collects a separate $597 ongoing parcel tax. The November ballot measure requires support from two-thirds of voters to pass.

Foothill mourns professor's death


The Foothill College community is mourning the loss of professor David Moglen, who was shot to death July 28 in San Jose.

The 37-year-old leaves behind a wife and two young daughters.

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.

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