Schools prep for worst-case budget crunch

If there’s one thing the coronavirus pandemic has forced people to confront, it’s how to cope with widespread uncertainty. It’s no different for school districts trying to make financial plans – things are certain to change; the question is how quickly and by how much.

Remote revamp: Summer school transitions to online instruction

Local schools are working to move summer school online, an early sign that the impact of the coronavirus pandemic will extend beyond the current school year.

CUSD superintendent retires to help ease budget crunch

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Stacy McAfee, who runs human resources for the Cupertino Union School District, will serve as interim superintendent upon CUSD Superintendent Craig Baker’s retirement.

The superintendent of the Cupertino Union School District is retiring at the end of the school year to save the cash-strapped district some money.

Schools face uncertain budgets amid pandemic

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The Los Altos School District leases space at Covington School to Stepping Stones Preschool. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, district officials expect to see decreased rental income from those who rent district land.

With the coronavirus pandemic causing sudden market volatility and widespread economic distress, local schools districts are facing increased financial uncertainty.

MVLA plans next phase of construction

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Rendering courtesy of Quattrocchi Kwok Arhitects
Architectural renderings reveal the design of a planned student services building at Mountain View High. The structure is meant to create a “front door to the campus,” according to one of the project’s architects.

With the construction of new classroom buildings well underway at Mountain View and Los Altos high schools, plans for the next phase of construction are taking shape.

School construction prompts health-order questions

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Police halted construction at Los Altos High School last week, but crews were allowed to continue after the District Attorney’s Office issued further guidance.

The Los Altos Police Department April 7 instructed workers at Los Altos High School’s construction site to halt work, citing Santa Clara County’s most recent health order. By the next morning, work was permitted to continue after the District Attorney’s Office issued further guidance.


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