Split decision: Voters appear to pass FHDA and MV Whisman bonds, nix FHDA and Cupertino parcel taxes

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Foothill-De Anza board president Pearl Cheng, from left, Foothill College president Thuy Nguyen and campaign chairman Bruce Swenson check election results at an election night party.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District’s bond measure appears headed for passage, while its parcel tax looks destined for defeat.

CUSD teachers forgo raises this school year

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Students arrive at Montclaire Elementary School last week. The Cupertino Union School District reached an agreement with its teachers’ union amid tight budget conditions.

Amid tough budget conditions, teachers in the Cupertino Union School District won’t get a raise this school year but instead a one-time lump sum payment, and next year’s raise is contingent on whether the district’s parcel tax measure passes.

MVLA moves forward with plans to install stadium lights

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Mountain View High School cheerleaders perform under temporary stadium lights. The school district plans to install permanent light and sound systems on the football fields at both Mountain View and Los Altos high schools.

The process to install stadium lights at Mountain View and Los Altos high schools is moving forward. The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District submitted plans to the state last month and has embarked on the environmental review process.

MVLA approves new calendar following union dispute

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Los Altos High students arrive for class Friday morning at approximately 8 a.m. A new state law will require high schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. The plastic flamingos are part of a Music Boosters fundraiser.

After approving a calendar for next school year that drew the ire of its teachers’ union, the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees passed a revised calendar last week that matched an earlier union-backed proposal.

Six BCS facilities options set for further review

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Santa Rita School students walk home after school Tuesday (Feb. 11). One facilities scenario for Bullis Charter School could involve placing the charter school on Santa Rita's campus and having Santa Rita share a campus with Egan Junior High School.

The list of potential facilities options for Bullis Charter School has been whittled down once again. At a Feb. 10 meeting, the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees trimmed the list of options for further study from 13 to six.

Dave Grissom resigns as MVHS principal, takes job as CCS commissioner

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Dave Grissom has resigned as Mountain View High School's principal, effective June 30. His new job as commissioner of the California Interscholastic Federation’s Central Coast Section will fully immerse him in the world of high school sports.

Principal Dave Grissom will be leaving Mountain View High School this summer to take a job as commissioner of the California Interscholastic Federation’s Central Coast Section.


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