LASD board to put brakes on controversial BCS deal

Claiming the community needs more time to process it, the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees was poised Monday to postpone action on a controversial deal that would grant Bullis Charter School exclusive use of the Egan Junior High School campus.

BCS gets Egan campus, jr. high moves to 10th site under proposed agreement

Egan protest
Zoe Morgan/Town Crier
More than 75 protestors gathered outside Egan Junior High School Monday to oppose moving the school to the 10th site in Mountain View.

Updated: April 9, 1:35 p.m.

A proposed deal unveiled last week between the Los Altos School District and Bullis Charter School offers the opportunity for a decade-long truce between the two entities, but not without substantial changes to the status quo. 

Second Safe Route to School meeting scheduled Monday

The second community engagement meeting of the Homestead Corridor Safe Route to School Study is scheduled 6-8 p.m. Monday in the auditorium at Homestead High School, 21370 Homestead Road, Cupertino.

Homestead Safe Routes to School project moves forward

Los Altos Hills town hall
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
A cyclist rides across Homestead Road in Cupertino. The first Homestead Safe Routes to School community engagement meeting, held Nov. 26, gauged local residents’ opinions on how to improve the Homestead Road corridor. The thruway stretches from the intersection of Grant Road and Foothill Expressway in Los Altos to the intersection of Homestead Road, Hollenbeck Avenue and North Stelling Road in Cupertino.

With the first Homestead Road Safe Routes to School community meeting held last month and the next one set for January, the project to improve the thruway for cyclists and pedestrians is moving forward.

Incumbents hold strong in local school board races

Vaishali Sirkay
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos School District Board candidates Vaishali Sirkay, from left, and Vladimir Ivanovic and board member Sangeeth Peruri review election results on a smartphone Tuesday night during an election party gathering at the Courtyard by Marriott in Los Altos. Voters elected newcomer Sirkay and incumbent Ivanovic to the board.

Incumbents retained their seats on local school boards, and newcomers Catherine Vonnegut and Vaishali Sirkay will also join the high school and elementary school district boards, respectively. 

MVLA superintendent announces June retirement

After 38 years in education and 11 years as a superintendent, Jeff Harding, superintendent of the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District, plans to retire, effective June 30.

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