Teachers’ union challenges MVLA calendar, alleges lack of trust

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Students arrive at Los Altos High School, where first period begins at 8:10 a.m. most days. The district plans to push start times back, but the union has objected to a calendar the board of trustees passed Jan. 13.

Just a few months ago, the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District looked on track to adopt a new calendar and bell schedule in time to implement later school start times in the fall. Now the future of those negotiations is uncertain.

New year, new decisions: LASD board faces busy calendar

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The Los Altos School District has yet to decide which school will ultimately sit on the 10th site it purchased last month. Currently, the land is occupied by a variety of businesses, above.

The new year is in full swing, and the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees is facing decisions on four distinct but interconnected issues: reaching an agreement on a long-term location for Bullis Charter School, choosing how to use a 10th school site the district purchased in Mountain View, deciding whether to move to a sixth- through eighth-grade middle school model and updating the district’s facilities master plan.

Los Altos School District creates standardized, districtwide dress code

The Los Altos School District Board of Trustees is on the cusp of approving a new, districtwide dress code, aimed at being gender-neutral and equitable to all students.

Los Altos High construction faces weather-related delays

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The foundation for a two-story classroom building at Mountain View High School, above, is complete. Progress has been slower at Los Altos High.

Construction of new classroom buildings is underway in the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District, but recent wet weather brought delays to the project at Los Altos High.

City mulls Almond Avenue bike lane changes

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Students bicycle against the flow of traffic near Los Altos High School. The city of Los Altos is reviewing options to improve bicycle safety along Almond Avenue.

When Los Altos High School students return to classes next fall, the road in front of their school may look a bit different. The city of Los Altos plans to resurface Almond Avenue over the summer and is reviewing options to improve bicycle infrastructure along the street, as well as other potential changes.

LASD aims to approve facilities master plan this school year

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Loyola School’s library is housed in a portable building. The draft facilities master plan the Los Altos School District’s Board of Trustees is considering calls for a new library and technology building to be built.

The Los Altos School District is aiming to approve a master plan by the end of the school year, which lays out how to address various facilities needs the district faces.


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