MV council slated to discuss LASD partnership in school site buy

Mountain View City Councilmembers are scheduled to discuss a proposed partnership with the Los Altos School District at their Tuesday meeting that could lead to the purchase of a new school site in the city’s San Antonio Road area neighborhood.

The district board of trustees last month gave the go-ahead to a land acquisition deal, securing letters of intent from interested buyers of the district’s potential development rights and a memorandum of understanding from the city of Mountain View.

LASD zeroes in on 10th site, but landowners raise objections

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The Los Altos School District’s 10th Site Committee recommended a site that includes the Old Mill Office Center, above, on San Antonio Circle, along with a strip mall and former Safeway on California Street as the ideal site to build a 10th campus.

The Los Altos School District’s 10th Site Committee identified a potential site for a 10th school campus – near the northeastern corner of California Street and San Antonio Road in Mountain View. But the attorney representing that property’s owners raised objections at the district’s board meeting Dec. 11.

Norman Matteoni, founder of Matteoni, O’Laughlin & Hechtman, told district trustees that the Old Mill/Safeway site belongs to two owners who are unwilling to sell the land.

LASD poised to take major steps toward new school site

The Los Altos School District Board of Trustees was expected to take major steps toward purchasing land in Mountain View for a 10th school site at Monday’s board meeting.

At the meeting, which occurred after the Town Crier’s press deadline, trustees were poised to move forward on a process using a transfer of development rights (TDR) from a proposed district site in the San Antonio Road area in Mountain View, a move that could result in tens of millions of dollars for the purchase of property and the development of a school site.

Despite delays, LASD moves forward with acquisition process for 10th site

Despite its best efforts, the Los Altos School District was unable to announce a specific location for a 10th campus at its Nov. 13 board meeting as previously anticipated.

With negotiations with buyers of transfer of development rights (TDRs) ongoing, the district extended its timeline while maintaining course.

School district unveils timeline for securing 10th site

It’s been a long time coming, but it shouldn’t be much longer before the Los Altos School District reveals concrete details instead of vague aspirations regarding its search for a 10th school site.

Randy Kenyon, assistant superintendent for business services, updated district trustees on the search for a new site at their Oct. 24 board meeting.

School district's solar project drives another 'Green' campaign

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GreenTown Los Altos leader Margaret Suozzo, left, speaks to students about cycling to school during the Santa Rita School Bobcat Chase in August.

Better factor in an extra time cushion to the daily school drop-off and pick-up routine.

Monday marked the start of solar panel installation at Los Altos School District campuses, and the construction in school parking lots could mean minor disruptions to traffic flow while parking is limited.

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