Engagement process meetings on BCS facilities kick off

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Approximately 200 people gather in Blach Intermediate School’s multipurpose room Sept. 25 to discuss potential facilities solutions for Bullis Charter School.

Approximately 200 people packed into Blach Intermediate School’s multipurpose room last week to discuss potential long-term facilities options for Bullis Charter School.

Mountain View council decision poses challenges for 10th school site

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The Mountain View City Council last week rejected a proposal for an eight-story office building at the corner of San Antonio Road and California Street, complicating the 10th school site process.

The Mountain View City Council voted last week to block a proposed design for an office building at the corner of San Antonio Road and California Street.

Homeless community college student parking bill put on hold

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State Assemblyman Marc Berman is delaying a bill that would require community colleges to let homeless students sleep in their cars in campus parking lots. A parking lot at the rear of Foothill College, above, has been used in the past by at least one homeless student as a place to park his car and sleep.

The future of State Assemblyman Marc Berman’s homeless student parking bill is uncertain. Last week, Berman announced that he is postponing his bill requiring community colleges to allow homeless students to sleep in their cars on campus.

The State Senate Appropriations Committee passed the bill Aug. 30 with amendments that Berman said make the bill “incredibly weak” and stigmatize homeless students.

A new era at St. Francis: President, three other administrators join the school

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Jason Curtis speaks with junior Andrew Wilson last week on the St. Francis High School quad.

As students returned to class this fall at St. Francis, the school was also welcoming a group of new administrators to the Mountain View campus.

The Catholic high school has a new president, dean of students, executive director of institutional advancement and chief financial officer.

LASD asks county to reject BCS’ Bullis-Purissima enrollment preference

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The Los Altos School District is asking the county to reject Bullis Charter School's enrollment preference for students in the Bullis-Purissima area.

Updated: Sept. 18, 2019

The Los Altos School District Board of Trustees is calling on the county to bar Bullis Charter School from offering an enrollment preference to students who live in what was the Bullis-Purissima School attendance area.

Homeless student parking bill delayed

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State Assemblyman Marc Berman is delaying a bill that would require community colleges to let homeless students sleep in campus parking lots. A parking lot at the rear of Foothill College, above, has been used in the past by at least one homeless student as a place to park his car and sleep.

State Assemblyman Marc Berman announced Tuesday (Sept. 3) that he will postpone his bill requiring community colleges to allow homeless students to sleep in their cars on campus. 


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