Over $500K pours into county board of education race

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Data from financial disclosure forms; Graphic by Zoe Morgan/Town Crier
The chart doesn’t include candidates who plan to raise and spend under $2,000, the limit to file detailed disclosures.

The race for a seat on the Santa Clara County Board of Education continues to far outpace other local education contests in fundraising, with the two candidates pulling in more than $500,000, according to recent campaign finance disclosures.

New LASD program aims to help struggling students

The Los Altos School District is rolling out a program aimed at providing in-person support for kids struggling most with remote learning.

Dubbed the “LASD+ Program,” small groups of students will receive help with their online classes in a supervised environment. The first groups launched last Monday (Oct. 19) at Almond and Santa Rita schools.

County kicks off campaign to support young learners

The Santa Clara County Office of Education launched the Steps to Success campaign last month with the goal of increasing enrollment and attendance in publicly funded preschool, transitional kindergarten and kindergarten programs. The effort was in collaboration with the Los Altos-based Morgan Family Foundation, which provided a grant.

Proposal to add ethnic studies stirs debate

Public commenters both in favor and against a proposed ethnic studies course turned out to an Oct. 5 meeting of the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees to voice their views.

FUHSD asks voters for parcel-tax extension

The Fremont Union High School District is looking to voters to extend its existing parcel tax, which raises roughly $5 million annually, for eight more years.

The district’s board of trustees placed Measure M on the November ballot, which would renew an existing tax of $98 per parcel of land within the district’s boundaries. The measure requires a two-thirds vote to pass.

Mah draws criticism for use of congressman’s quote in mailer

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Courtesy of Sangeeth Peruri
A recent mailer supporting Grace Mah's re-election effort prominently features U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna, despite him endorsing her opponent, Melissa Baten Caswell.

A recent campaign mailer urging voters to re-elect Grace Mah to the Santa Clara County Board of Education is sparking backlash and allegations that it misleads voters.

The mailer prominently features a supportive quote from U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna, despite him endorsing only her opponent, Melissa Baten Caswell. The flyer includes a picture of Khanna, a Democrat representing California’s 17th District, along with a quote recognizing the work Mah did on Khanna’s diverse educational advisory committee.


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