Fifth-graders compete in entrepreneurial challenge

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Kaitlyn Lu explains her group’s plan to improve Bullis Charter School’s garden.

When looking for ways to improve the garden at Bullis Charter School’s north campus, Maya Panchal and a group of three fellow fifth-graders focused on the role bees and bugs play in growing plants.

Student Voices: What do we want? Climate justice!

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Julia Zeitlin speaks at a September climate strike in Palo Alto.

I participated in the worldwide climate strike event Sept. 20. Protests were held all across the globe. I was at one in front of Palo Alto City Hall, run by the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center.

Three school districts consider collectively creating staff housing

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The board from the Cupertino Union School District, above, Fremont Union High School District and Sunnyvale School District held a joint meeting Nov. 7 to discuss the possibility of collectively providing employee housing.

Three local school districts are looking to band together to help address the problem teachers and school staff face in finding affordable housing.

LASD meeting on BCS facilities draws overflow crowd, extra workshop is scheduled

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Blach Intermediate School's multipurpose room was filled at Monday's (Nov. 4) workshop on Bullis Charter School facilities. Organizers brought in extra chairs and benches to accomodate the crowd, and some attendees stood around the edges of the room.

Correction: In an earlier version of this article, the date of the third workshop was incorrect. It is slated for Nov. 18.

The crowd at Monday’s (Nov. 4) workshop on identifying long-term facilities for Bullis Charter School filled Blach Intermediate School’s multipurpose room, with the line to sign in stretching part of the way around the building.

LASD receives $4M from developer for 10th-site purchase

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24 Hour Fitness currently sits on part of the land the Los Altos School District is purchasing for a 10th school site.

The Los Altos School District is receiving a $4 million contribution from real estate developer Greystar to help fund the purchase of a 10th school site at the corner of Showers Drive and California Street in Mountain View.

LASD seeks permanent suspension of Bullis-Purissima enrollment preference

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Bullis Charter School announced last month that it would continue to suspend its Bullis-Purissima enrollment preference, but officials didn’t say for how long.

The Los Altos School District is asking the Santa Clara County Board of Education to ensure Bullis Charter School permanently suspends its enrollment preference for students who live in the former Bullis-Purissima School attendance boundaries and that the suspension applies to all grade levels.

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