Back to school? Local campuses could reopen in two weeks

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Marie Godderis/Town Crier
Picnic tables at Almond School sit empty. Schools may be allowed to reopen in as soon as two weeks.

Note: To view updated information about local district's plans, click here

 Local schools may be allowed to broadly reopen in as soon as two weeks, as the state has downgraded the COVID-19 risk level in Santa Clara County.

LASD seeks waiver to bring struggling students back to campus

The Los Altos School District is seeking a waiver from Santa Clara County to resume in-person learning for the students hardest hit by remote instruction.

MVLA petition demands district make changes to address racism

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Town Crier File Photo
A group of alumni, students, teachers and community members have submitted a petition urging the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District to take steps to combat racism at local high schools.

A group of Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District alumni, students, teachers and community members are urging the district to take steps to fight racism at local high schools.

Local teachers forced to flee wildfires

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Courtesy of Mountain View Fire Department
Wildfires burning across the Bay Area have forced some local educators to flee their homes.

Local schools are rallying to support teachers and other school staff who have been forced to flee their homes as fires rage across the Bay Area.

Schools stockpile PPE in advance of eventual reopening

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Zoe Morgan/Town Crier
The Los Altos School District’s board room is piled high with personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies.

In a typical year, the Los Altos School District’s board room hosts budget deliberations, debates over charter school facilities and discussions about curriculum. Now, the board room has been turned into a makeshift warehouse, filled with thousands of masks, hundreds of face shields and gallon-sized jugs of hand sanitizer.

Candidates file to run in school board races

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Zoe Morgan/Town Crier
Laura Teksler is running against incumbents Sanjay Dave and Phil Faillace for a seat on the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees.

Voters will have the opportunity to weigh in on a range of local education races in the Nov. 3 election.

The candidate filing period closed Friday; however, the filing deadline is extended until 5 p.m. today in races for which any of the eligible incumbents didn’t file to run.


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