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

Courtesy of Mount Diablo Unified School District
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.

LASD parents speak out against BCS deal

Courtesy of Jody Vandergriff
A few dozen parents and students gather outside Gardner Bullis School Friday to protest moving Egan Junior High School to the 10th site in Mountain View.

Although weeks have passed since the Los Altos School District and Bullis Charter School reached a tentative agreement that would give the charter school nearly all of the Egan Junior High School campus, emotions are still running high.

Protesters have mobilized at multiple schools, and dozens of local residents spoke against the proposed deal at the district’s board of trustees meeting April 8.

MVLA chooses new superintendent

Updated: April 10, 10 a.m.

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District board unanimously approved Nellie Meyer as the district's next superintendent at their meeting Monday evening.

Nellie Meyer

MVLA high school district drafting policy for stadium lights, public address systems

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District continues to move toward implementing a policy regulating the use of stadium lights and public address systems at its Mountain View and Los Altos campuses.

Last week’s board of trustees meeting included the first reading of a new policy detailing conditions for how and when such equipment may be used. The March 25 meeting also marked the beginning of a 30-day window for written public comment on the policy.

Bullis Charter School’s MV opening postponed

Planning for an August opening for Bullis Charter School’s expansion into Mountain View came to a surprise halt last week.

Already difficult negotiations became openly hostile between Bullis’ Mountain View iteration and the Mountain View Whisman School District when Bullis Mountain View Head of School Jennifer Anderson-Rosse issued a press release outlining “unreasonable and illegal conditions” the district was allegedly imposing on the charter school. District and Bullis officials had been set to meet the following day for a full day’s agenda of planning for the impending opening.

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