MVLA to move start times later, create new bell schedule

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Students arrive at Los Altos High School Nov. 22, where first period begins at 8:10 a.m. most days. The district plans to push start times back, in part to comply with a new state law requiring high schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m.

As soon as next fall, local high school students may be able to sleep a bit later each morning.

BCS facilities workshops wrap up, focus turns to path ahead

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More than 250 people filled Egan Junior High School’s multipurpose room last week for the final workshop on finding long-term facilities for Bullis Charter School.

The third and final workshop on Bullis Charter School facilities drew more than 250 people last week, filling the tables set up in Egan Junior High School’s multipurpose room and spilling over onto bleachers in the back.

Los Altos High’s Broken Box presents ‘Wonderful Life’ this week

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Adam Hollingworth and Nicole Player portray George Bailey and Mary Hatch, respectively, in Broken Box Theatre Company’s “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

The Los Altos High School Broken Box Theatre Company presents its rendition of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” directed by drama teacher Nancy Moran, this week in the Eagle Theater.

Springer School hires new principal

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New Springer School principal Denise Khalid, center, recently traveled to Washington, D.C., with colleagues from the Campbell Union School District after her current school, Forest Hill Elementary, was named a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School.

When students return to Springer School after winter break, there will be a new leader at the helm. The district has hired Denise Khalid, who currently serves as principal at Forest Hill Elementary School in the Campbell Union School District.

Cupertino school district parcel tax set for March ballot

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The board from the Cupertino Union School District, above, voted unanimously to place a parcel tax measure on the March 2020 ballot.

The Cupertino Union School District Board of Education voted unanimously last week to place a parcel tax measure on the March ballot. If passed, the $125 tax per parcel would raise approximately $4.3 million annually for five years, beginning July 1.

Three school districts consider collectively creating staff housing

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The board from the Cupertino Union School District, above, Fremont Union High School District and Sunnyvale School District held a joint meeting Nov. 7 to discuss the possibility of collectively providing employee housing.

Three local school districts are looking to band together to help address the problem teachers and school staff face in finding affordable housing.

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