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FHDA completes sale of Measure C bonds

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District reached a milestone in its Measure C capital improvement program with the sale of its final series of bonds.

Authorized by district voters in 2006, the $490.8 million bond program has transformed the Foothill and De Anza college campuses by funding infrastructure upgrades, repairs and renovations to existing buildings, as well as new construction.

FHDA takes stand for undocumented students

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A new Foothill-De Anza Community College District resolution affirms support for undocumented students and calls for an extension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously approved resolutions Dec. 12 affirming support for undocumented students and calling for extension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Resolution 2016-44 in Support of Undocumented Students and Affirming the Privacy of Student Records asserts that the district will not cooperate in efforts to create a registry of targeted groups and will hold fast to its policy on the privacy of student records.

MVLA board honors longtime trustee

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Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian honors outgoing Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Trustee Susan Sweeley at the Nov. 21 MVLA board meeting.

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees honored one of its own last week.

Susan Sweeley, who has served on the board for 16 years, plans to step down after Monday’s board meeting.

MVHS welcomes teacher back after controversy


Many in the Spartans community are still upset after a Mountain View High School teacher was placed on paid administrative leave soon after the U.S. election, only to return to the classroom the next school day.

Frank Navarro, longtime Mountain View High history teacher, was suspended the afternoon of Nov. 10 while the high school investigated allegations of inappropriate behavior in class, including Navarro’s comparison of President-elect Donald Trump with Adolf Hitler. Navarro returned to the classroom Nov. 14, after the Veterans Day holiday and the weekend.

Mountain View High receives recognition for serving low-income, minority students

Mountain View High School received national recognition at an event in Washington, D.C., last week for achieving equal representation of low-income students in Advanced Placement courses.

Mountain View High joined 42 schools and districts from across the country at the ceremony. Fewer than 1 percent of high schools nationwide reflect student diversity in a sizable AP program, according to officials from Equal Opportunity Schools, host of the event.

Foothill astronomy star Fraknoi wins national teaching award

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Foothill College astronomy professor Andrew Fraknoi recently received the Pinnacle Professor Award for long-standing, distinguished service to the professionalization of astronomy education.

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