Cupertino school district parcel tax set for March ballot

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The board from the Cupertino Union School District, above, voted unanimously to place a parcel tax measure on the March 2020 ballot.

The Cupertino Union School District Board of Education voted unanimously last week to place a parcel tax measure on the March ballot. If passed, the $125 tax per parcel would raise approximately $4.3 million annually for five years, beginning July 1.

Three school districts consider collectively creating staff housing

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The board from the Cupertino Union School District, above, Fremont Union High School District and Sunnyvale School District held a joint meeting Nov. 7 to discuss the possibility of collectively providing employee housing.

Three local school districts are looking to band together to help address the problem teachers and school staff face in finding affordable housing.

LASD meeting on BCS facilities draws overflow crowd, extra workshop is scheduled

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Blach Intermediate School's multipurpose room was filled at Monday's (Nov. 4) workshop on Bullis Charter School facilities. Organizers brought in extra chairs and benches to accomodate the crowd, and some attendees stood around the edges of the room.

Correction: In an earlier version of this article, the date of the third workshop was incorrect. It is slated for Nov. 18.

The crowd at Monday’s (Nov. 4) workshop on identifying long-term facilities for Bullis Charter School filled Blach Intermediate School’s multipurpose room, with the line to sign in stretching part of the way around the building.

LASD receives $4M from developer for 10th-site purchase

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24 Hour Fitness currently sits on part of the land the Los Altos School District is purchasing for a 10th school site.

The Los Altos School District is receiving a $4 million contribution from real estate developer Greystar to help fund the purchase of a 10th school site at the corner of Showers Drive and California Street in Mountain View.

LASD seeks permanent suspension of Bullis-Purissima enrollment preference

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Bullis Charter School announced last month that it would continue to suspend its Bullis-Purissima enrollment preference, but officials didn’t say for how long.

The Los Altos School District is asking the Santa Clara County Board of Education to ensure Bullis Charter School permanently suspends its enrollment preference for students who live in the former Bullis-Purissima School attendance boundaries and that the suspension applies to all grade levels.

At first BCS facilities workshop, few options gain majority support

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Almond School parent Erin Sobota reviews facilities options for Bullis Charter School that were printed on large poster boards at a Nov. 2 workshop.

It was standing room only in Egan Junior High School’s multipurpose room on the morning of Nov. 2 as more than 200 local residents gathered to give their feedback on facilities options for Bullis Charter School.

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