LASD lays out proposed timeline for considering long-term BCS agreement

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Parents protest outside Egan Junior High School in early April to oppose moving the school to a site in Mountain View and giving Bullis Charter School most of Egan’s campus. The district is now laying out a timeline to get public feedback on a long-term facilities deal with the charter school.

The Los Altos School District Board of Trustees last week began to publicly discuss a timeline for soliciting community feedback on a long-term facilities agreement with Bullis Charter School.

Under the draft Superintendent Jeffrey Baier presented to trustees at their May 13 meeting, a series of public forums would be held from September through December, with the board receiving a final report at the end of January.

LAHS student arrested for criminal threats

Police arrested a 15-year-old Los Altos High School student earlier this month for making threatening statements to a district staff member.

Mountain View Police spokeswoman Katie Nelson said the student made “general threatening statements” to a staff member at approximately 4:15 p.m. May 7. Officers responded to the student’s home later that day and arrested him for making criminal threats. The student was booked into juvenile hall.

MVLA moves toward stadium lights

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The debate over whether to install permanent stadium lights at Mountain View and Los Altos high schools has been running for years. At certain points, Mountain View has erected temporary lights, above.

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees last week considered potential funding sources for installing stadium lights at Los Altos and Mountain View high schools.

Installing lights at both campuses is expected to cost approximately $1.6 million, according to Associate Superintendent Mike Mathiesen.

Los Altos High recognized for sustainability

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Students arrive at Los Altos High School last week by bicycle. The large number of students who get to school without using a car is a factor in the school being named a Green Ribbon School.

For years, Los Altos High School has worked to be environmentally friendly. Now, the school has the recognition from the state to prove it.

The California Department of Education recently named Los Altos High School a Green Ribbon School at the silver level. The award is comprehensive, recognizing Los Altos High’s environmental impact across different areas.

MVLA approves 2% teacher raise

Local high school teachers are getting a salary bump, but one that falls below historical averages.

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees approved a 2% pay increase for teachers last week, along with a 2.85% one-time lump-sum payment.

BCS and LASD reach 2-year facilities accord

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Bullis Charter School is currently partially housed in portable classrooms at Egan Junior High's campus in Los Altos.

The Los Altos School District and Bullis Charter School have agreed on a two-year facilities deal, providing more time to reach a long-term plan.

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