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Council Brief

The Los Altos City Council took the following action at its Nov. 13 meeting.

LASD task force takes shape

The council voted unanimously to appoint Los Altos resident Duncan MacVicar the city’s representative on the Los Altos School District’s Enrollment Growth Task Force.

The council’s decision came the same night the district’s board of trustees selected three representatives to serve on the task force: Nancy Ginsburg Gill, Elizabeth Henry and Rachel Michelson.

The task force, comprising 12 representatives from various segments of the community, will review the enrollment challenges facing the district and explore a long-term plan to house Bullis Charter School.

MacVicar is a retired CEO. With his wife, Jeanne, he launched Los Altos Relay For Life eight years ago. He served six years as a director on the Community Services Agency board, including one term as president. MacVicar is founder of the North County Homeless Housing Coalition and has advocated on behalf of military veterans suffering from combat-induced traumas.

Gill previously served as director of the Foothill College English Writing Center and has worked as a private education consultant and tutor for more than 30 years. A 1965 graduate of Los Altos High School, Gill worked as a fourth-grade teacher at Harker Academy and a substitute teacher throughout Santa Clara County in the mid-1970s.

Henry has lived in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills for more than 40 years. She is a retired Los Altos School District teacher who, after 13 years teaching at Almond School, became a long-term substitute in the district. Henry’s four children attended Bullis-Purissima, Egan Junior High and Los Altos High schools.

Michelson is a Mountain View resident with a background in high-tech public relations before embarking on a career as a school counselor for students in East San Jose and East Palo Alto. She has a child enrolled in kindergarten at Springer School and serves on the PTA there.

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