Last updateTue, 21 Feb 2017 4pm

MVLA stands by response in wake of rape allegation

In light of an ongoing federal investigation of the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District for Title IX violations, district officials are emphasizing communication with parents regarding off-campus incidents.

Last June, a former district student initiated a Title IX investigation with the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, claiming that the district failed to respond adequately after she alleged that a fellow student raped her at a an after-hours party.

MVLA continues work on Facilities Master Plan

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District has one last step to take before its Facilities Master Plan is complete.

So far, the district has assessed the condition of its current facilities and received a demographers report that indicates a 14.6 percent bump in enrollment over the next six years.

Alumni, parents request apology for teacher placed on leave

Mountain View High School alumni and parents packed the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School meeting Dec. 5 to plead with district leadership to apologize to a teacher they felt was wrongly placed on leave last month.

In an incident that made international headlines, administrators suspended longtime Mountain View High history teacher Frank Navarro Nov. 10 while they investigated allegations of inappropriate behavior in the classroom. The father of a student complained after Navarro drew parallels between President-elect Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler during a class discussion.

LASD search for a 10th school site not over yet

The search for a 10th school site continues after the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees took no action on an agenda item at last week’s meeting to purchase 5150 El Camino Real.

Sangeeth Peruri, incoming board president, said the recent passage of Proposition 51 – and the Mountain View City Council’s interest in collaborating on the acquisition after receiving new public benefit and park in-lieu funds – have breathed new life into the search.

LASD board votes against property purchase

The Los Altos School District Board of Trustees did not take action to purchase of 5150 El Camino Real for $39 million as a 10th school site at their Monday (Nov. 14) board meeting.

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