CUSD board set to vote on parcel tax this week

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Montclaire Elementary School, above, is the one school in the Cupertino Union School District located in Los Altos.

The Cupertino Union School District Board of Education is set to vote Thursday (Jan. 21) on whether to place a parcel tax before voters this spring.

High schoolers launch local, independent news outlet

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A group of local high school students launched the Midpeninsula Post and are aiming to make local news accessible and relevant to local teenagers.

At first, Tomoki Chien thought it might be a prank when he got an email last week from the office of U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo honoring the independent student news outlet he recently started with a Congressional Certificate of Recognition.

Return of LASD junior high schoolers is postponed indefinitely

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The reopening of LASD junior high schools is now indefinitely on hold after a change in state guidance.

Twelve hours after announcing that the return of eighth-graders would be delayed by a week, Los Altos School District Superintendent Jeff Baier emailed parents and staff Thursday night (Jan. 14) to inform them that the reopening of junior high schools is now indefinitely on hold after a change in state guidance.

Local teachers address Capitol riot with students

As pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol last week, eighth-grade history teacher Katie Mather started getting emails from students, checking to see if she was watching the news.

They wanted to make sure she knew that “the Capitol was being overtaken by an angry mob,” said Mather, who teaches at Blach Intermediate School. Mather set aside class time to talk through the day’s events. A history teacher who discusses current events with her classes regularly, Mather said she takes her cues from students.

LASD board hears from parents and teachers after union opposes reopening

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The Los Altos School District currently has students in fifth grade and below back on campus.

In an emotional meeting Monday night, the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees heard from teachers and parents about whether the district should continue with its reopening plan, after the teachers’ union sent the district a letter last week advocating against in-person classes.

LASD resumes in-person classes, union objects

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A teacher talks with a student at Covington School last fall.

The Los Altos School District reopened campuses and resumed in-person classes today (Jan. 11), despite the teachers’ union asking the district to stay remote.

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