MVLA hires distance-learning admin as fall plans take shape

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The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District has created a new position overseeing distance learning, in an attempt to improve the district’s remote offerings as next school year approaches.

LASD plans blended on-campus, remote fall reopening

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The Los Altos School District's campuses have stood largely empty since schools closed in mid-March. Now, the district is charting a path forward for the fall.

The Los Altos School District is planning to start next school year with a mix of both online and in-person learning, according to a plan presented at a June 29 board of trustees meeting.

High school graduations go mobile under COVID-19 restrictions

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Mountain View and Los Altos high schools held drive-in graduation video viewing ceremonies last weekend.

Not too long ago, it looked like the coronavirus pandemic was going to force schools to nix in-person graduation ceremonies altogether. However, as restrictions started to loosen, local high schools organized celebrations, albeit unlike the graduations of years past.

CUSD budget gets partial state reprieve, but cuts still loom

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The budget the Cupertino Union School District's Board of Education passed last month calls for nearly $5 million in cuts.

Although the Cupertino Union School District’s Board of Education passed a budget for next school year less than two weeks ago, the school funding landscape has already changed substantially at the state level.

Judge clears way for FHDA to distribute federal COVID-19 relief

Foothill and De Anza colleges are now able to more freely distribute federal COVID-19 relief funds to students in need, thanks to a recent order by a federal judge.

County unveils school reopening guidelines

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The Gardner Bullis School playground stands empty, with caution tape blocking the equipment. Santa Clara County has now released guidelines on school reopening for next school year.

With the new school year set to begin next month, the county has now released detailed guidance on what must occur before campuses reopen.

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