Deadline looms for school board candidates

It’s the final stretch for candidates to file to run for local school boards in the Nov. 3 election. The candidate nomination period opened July 13 and runs through Friday.

Elementary schools seek waivers to allow fall reopening

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Students work together during a summer camp hosted at Canterbury Christian School this summer. Canterbury has announced plans to reopen in the fall.

Some local elementary schools are hoping to secure waivers to bring students back to campus this fall by taking advantage of an exemption in California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s school reopening restrictions.

School board races take shape as candidates come forward

When voters cast their ballots Nov. 6, they will get the chance to weigh in on a range of local education races, as the coronavirus pandemic upends the way schools operate.

Below is a roundup of the potential contenders, as of the Town Crier’s Monday press deadline. The candidate nomination period opened July 13 and is slated to run through Aug. 7. The list is based on information from the County of Santa Clara Registrar of Voters, unless otherwise noted.

School reopening on hold, LASD prepares for remote-only start

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Local school campuses have sat empty since the coronavirus pandemic forced school closures in mid-March.

The Los Altos School District is reversing course and now plans to start the school year entirely remotely, after Gov. Gavin Newsom announced new limits on school reopening yesterday (July 17).

MVLA votes to continue remote instruction in the fall

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Los Altos High School's parking lot, above, sits largely empty. School campuses have been deserted since mid-March, when school moved online.

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District will be starting the new school year next month remotely, with students continuing to learn online.

MVLA schools should start remotely, staff recommends to board

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Los Altos High School, above, has stood empty since campuses closed in mid-March.

Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District administrators are recommending a fully remote start to the upcoming school year.

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