No detailed plans for LASD’s 10th site, yet

The Los Altos School District Board of Trustees decided Monday night to hold off on developing a detailed plan for use of its 10th site.

The district is in the process of purchasing land for a 10th campus at the corner of Showers Drive and California Street in Mountain View, in collaboration with the city of Mountain View. Trustees are hoping for the city of Mountain View to chip in $23 million for the site because the school’s open spaces would be available to the public after school hours. The city council originally asked for a complete plan for the site by its Oct. 16 meeting in order to make a final decision, but trustees said they’re not ready to submit a detailed plan. They’re hoping for a favorable final decision anyway.

LASD releases 2018 enrollment data

Los Altos School District enrollment is down 157 students since last fall, with 4,243 students in kindergarten through eighth grade as of Oct. 3, according to Superintendent Jeffrey Baier.

BCS questions trustees over 10th-site decision

While the Los Altos School District pursues its plan to purchase a 10th campus in Mountain View, the district has yet to decide which school the site will house.

FUHSD places $275M bond on November ballot

South Los Altos voters will see a bond measure on the Nov. 6 ballot: Measure CC, a $275 million bond put forth by the Fremont Union High School District.

Funds from the bond are slated for upgrading infrastructure and modernizing classrooms that were not updated using funds from the previous bond in 2014. If voters approve the bond, the district plans to install new heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; replace lights with LED lights; upgrade ceiling tiles, fire alarms and sprinklers; update technology; purchase new furniture; paint; and patch roofing and flooring.

LASD takes first step toward Simitian's teacher housing

The Los Altos School District Board of Trustees took a step toward providing teacher housing by voting unanimously Sept. 24 to direct the administration to look for funding sources, a decision Trustee Jessica Speiser called a “no-brainer.”

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian has been gathering potential partners for a teacher housing project that could create 60-120 below-market-rate units in Palo Alto for local teachers and school staff.

Election 2018: Meet the candidates for the LASD Board of Trustees

Three seats are open on the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees in the Nov. 6 election. Trustee Sangeeth Peruri has opted not to run again, but incumbents Vladimir Ivanovic and Bryan Johnson are seeking re-election. 

Vladimir Ivanovic (incumbent)

Q: Why are you running for the board?

I’m running for re-election because I want to extend and broaden the truly excellent work our board and our staff has already done. I am proud that we have:

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