MVLA drops letter grades, moves to credit/no-credit for this semester

School Empty
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Los Altos High School sits empty after the campus was closed for the year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Local high schoolers won’t be receiving letter grades for this semester, the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees decided Monday.

The board voted 4-1 to implement a credit/no-credit policy, in place of letter grades, capping off a roughly three-hour special meeting that included substantial public comment and debate.

School construction continues amid pandemic

School Construction
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Construction at Mountain View High School, above, and at Los Altos High can continue during the coronavirus pandemic because the district’s board of trustees designated it an “essential governmental function.”

Although the new stay-at-home order issued last week bans most residential and commercial construction, local high school construction will be able to move forward.

Funding source chosen for stadium lights at high schools

Stadium Ligths
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The Los Altos High School football team plays under temporary stadium lights. The school district plans to fund the installation of permanent field lights.

As the yearslong push for stadium lights at Mountain View and Los Altos high schools comes closer to completion, the project now has a funding source.

MVLA faces questions about online learning rollout

LAHS Closure
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Los Altos High School's campus sits empty – and remote instruction remains stalled.

As school districts adjust to the new reality of educating students remotely, parents and members of the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees have raised questions about how the district’s plan for virtual learning is being implemented.

Schools campuses set to remain closed for rest of school year

Oak Closure
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A sign at Oak Avenue School announces the campus is closed. The plan is now for schools to remain physically closed through the end of the school year, although remote instruction will continue.

Public school students won’t return to the classroom this school year, and educators are working to transition the remainder of the year to remote instruction, Santa Clara County officials confirmed Wednesday (April 1).

Local districts partner to distribute free meals

Free lunch
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Los Altos School District registrar Bridget Stolorz distributes free meals at Klein Park.

With schools closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, local districts are working together to continue providing meals for students who might not otherwise have access to nutritious food.

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