Financially strapped CUSD considers shuttering schools

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Montclaire Elementary School, above, is the one school in the Cupertino Union School District located in Los Altos.

After years of budget cuts, the Cupertino Union School District is now considering plans to shut down schools as soon as next school year.

Over $500K pours into county board of education race

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Data from financial disclosure forms; Graphic by Zoe Morgan/Town Crier
The chart doesn’t include candidates who plan to raise and spend under $2,000, the limit to file detailed disclosures.

The race for a seat on the Santa Clara County Board of Education continues to far outpace other local education contests in fundraising, with the two candidates pulling in more than $500,000, according to recent campaign finance disclosures.

New LASD program aims to help struggling students

The Los Altos School District is rolling out a program aimed at providing in-person support for kids struggling most with remote learning.

Dubbed the “LASD+ Program,” small groups of students will receive help with their online classes in a supervised environment. The first groups launched last Monday (Oct. 19) at Almond and Santa Rita schools.

County kicks off campaign to support young learners

The Santa Clara County Office of Education launched the Steps to Success campaign last month with the goal of increasing enrollment and attendance in publicly funded preschool, transitional kindergarten and kindergarten programs. The effort was in collaboration with the Los Altos-based Morgan Family Foundation, which provided a grant.

Proposal to add ethnic studies stirs debate

Public commenters both in favor and against a proposed ethnic studies course turned out to an Oct. 5 meeting of the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees to voice their views.

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