Fremont Union voters extend Measure M parcel tax by wide margin

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The Fremont Union High School District's parcel tax extension is passing easily.

The Fremont Union High School District’s parcel-tax measure is on course to pass by a wide margin, garnering approximately three-quarters of the votes counted thus far.

CUSD reviews budget options as school closures loom

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Montclaire Elementary School, above, is the one school in the Cupertino Union School District located in Los Altos.

With the specter of school closures looming large, the Cupertino Union School District Board of Education called a special meeting last week to review alternative potential ways to cut costs or generate additional revenue.

LASD rolls out free COVID-19 testing for students

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The Los Altos School District partnered with El Camino Health earlier this year to offer COVID-19 testing for staff, above. Now, the program is expanding to include students.

Starting next week, students in the Los Altos School District will be able to get free COVID-19 tests at school campuses as often as every two weeks.

Financially strapped CUSD considers shuttering schools

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Montclaire Elementary School, above, is the one school in the Cupertino Union School District located in Los Altos.

After years of budget cuts, the Cupertino Union School District is now considering plans to shut down schools as soon as next school year.

Over $500K pours into county board of education race

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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.


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