Fundraising tops $200K for county board of ed race

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Data From Campaign Financial Disclosure Statements
Campaign finance disclosures show big gaps in how much candidates for local education boards have raised. The graphic omits candidates who plan to raise and spend under $2,000, because they don’t have to file itemized disclosure reports.

More than $200,000 has poured into the local race for a seat on the Santa Clara County Board of Education, recent financial disclosure filings reveal.

MVLA decides to remain remote through first semester

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Local high school campuses will remain largely empty at least until January.

Local high schools won’t be resuming in-person classes until January at the earliest, the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District formally announced Thursday (Oct. 1).

School districts, ECH offer on-campus COVID testing for teachers

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Springer School custodian Raul Aguilar gets a COVID-19 test at a pop-up testing site in Egan Junior High School's gym Tuesday (Sept. 29).

Local educators now have the opportunity to get regular COVID-19 tests at pop-up sites on school campuses, as part of a partnership between four school districts and El Camino Health.

Schools allowed to broadly reopen, although not all will

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School campuses have sat empty since mid-March. Starting today, schools are allowed to broadly reopen, although some may choose to stay remote.

Update: This story was updated on Sept. 30.

Schools in Santa Clara County were allowed to reopen starting Sept. 23, but that doesn’t mean they necessarily did – at least at first. Some districts are opting to continue remote learning for now, while others are moving forward with plans for in-person classes.

LASD rolls out child care program for district employees

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The Los Altos School District is offering a child care program for district staff members.

The Los Altos School District launched a low-cost child care option for its staff last week, offering all-day supervision for the children of district employees.

MVLA board urged to address racism at local high schools, take action on petition

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Local high schools are being petitioned to confront racism.

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees is facing a continued push to take action on a petition calling for the district to address racism on campus.

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