Los Altos Parent Preschool set to close after 65 years

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Substitute teacher Lori McKinney reads to students at Los Altos Parent Preschool Friday. The school is closing this spring.

After 65 years serving the community, Los Altos Parent Preschool will close its doors permanently this spring.

Ultimately, a “perfect storm of factors” came together to force the longtime local institution to shutter, co-director Kerry Moore said.

LASD tables 10-year BCS accord: Charter school, district propose competing interim agreements

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Signs opposing Egan Junior High’s move to the 10th district school site in Mountain View have been popping up around town.

The long-term status of the relationship between the Los Altos School District and Bullis Charter School remains up in the air after the district tabled a proposed 10-year accord last week, claiming the need for more time to gather community feedback.

At an April 29 meeting, the district’s board of trustees instead approved a two-year interim agreement that would cap the charter school’s enrollment at 1,111 and keep students split between the Blach Intermediate School and Egan Junior High School campuses.

Spartan Robotics team scores big in Houston

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The Mountain View High Spartan Robotics team placed first in its division and fourth overall at the FIRST Robotics Championships last month in Houston.

Spartan Robotics Team 971 from Mountain View High School capped off its season by placing first in the Galileo subdivision at the FIRST Robotics Championships in Houston April 18-20.

There are 3,800 FIRST Robotics teams around the world, and half of them feed into the 403 teams that competed in six subdivisions in Houston.

Mountain View's Alta Vista High named model continuation school

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Alta Vista High School Principal Bill Pierce proudly displays the award his school received for being a model continuation school.

Alta Vista High School in Mountain View last week received recognition as a Model Continuation High School for 2019 from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond.

Bill allowing homeless college students to sleep on campus advances

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Foothill College student Matt Bodo, who lived in his car at one time, is in favor of State Assemblyman Marc Berman’s bill requiring that community colleges allow homeless students access to campus parking facilities to sleep in their vehicles.

When Foothill College student Matt Bodo was homeless and living out of his car, one of the many daily difficulties he faced was finding a safe and legal place to park overnight.

He needed to find a spot near Foothill’s campus that felt safe, was close to a bathroom and where he wouldn’t be ticketed. Often, those locations were hard to come by.

MVLA hires new superintendent: Nellie Meyer will be first woman to lead the district

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Nellie Meyer has been hired to serve as superintendent of the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District.

When local public high school students return to school next fall, a new superintendent will be helming their district.

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved Nellie Meyer as the district’s next superintendent at their April 8 meeting.

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