New bus route enhances safety for south Los Altos students

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Passengers board a Valley Transit Authority bus. Starting later this month, the VTA plans to offer a bus route that stops near Homestead High School and Cupertino Middle School.

As the winter season approaches, Cupertino Middle School and Homestead High students from Los Altos will have another option for getting to and from school: the new Valley Transportation Authority Route 51H.

MVLA hires district wellness coordinator

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William Blair is set to serve as the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District’s new wellness coordinator. He is currently an assistant principal at Mountain View High School.

In his 15 years at Mountain View High School, both as a teacher and an administrator, William Blair said he has focused on building campus culture. Recently hired as the district’s inaugural wellness coordinator, he views his new job as aligning with that mission, just on a broader scale.

Foothill-De Anza bond and parcel tax set for March ballot

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The Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees approved placing a bond and a parcel tax on the March ballot, supporting the Foothill, above, and De Anza campuses.

Come March, local residents will get the opportunity to vote on two funding measures for Foothill and De Anza colleges: a bond measure and a parcel tax.

MVLA to move start times later, create new bell schedule

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Students arrive at Los Altos High School Nov. 22, where first period begins at 8:10 a.m. most days. The district plans to push start times back, in part to comply with a new state law requiring high schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m.

As soon as next fall, local high school students may be able to sleep a bit later each morning.

BCS facilities workshops wrap up, focus turns to path ahead

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More than 250 people filled Egan Junior High School’s multipurpose room last week for the final workshop on finding long-term facilities for Bullis Charter School.

The third and final workshop on Bullis Charter School facilities drew more than 250 people last week, filling the tables set up in Egan Junior High School’s multipurpose room and spilling over onto bleachers in the back.

Los Altos High’s Broken Box presents ‘Wonderful Life’ this week

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Adam Hollingworth and Nicole Player portray George Bailey and Mary Hatch, respectively, in Broken Box Theatre Company’s “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

The Los Altos High School Broken Box Theatre Company presents its rendition of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” directed by drama teacher Nancy Moran, this week in the Eagle Theater.


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