LASD questions BCS enrollment projection for next school year

Los Altos School District officials responded to Bullis Charter School’s facilities request for the 2019-2020 school year with an enrollment counterprojection.

This year, Bullis Charter School requested facilities through the process laid out in Proposition 39, state legislation governing charter schools. The charter school provided the number of in-district students it expects for the following school year, because those are the students the district is required to find facilities for. The district can object to that number and provide a counterprojection, which it has done in years past.

LASD reaches settlement in assault lawsuit

The Los Altos School District paid $225,000 to the family of a 10-year-old girl who alleged that the district failed to protect her from two assaults during recess two years ago.

LASD: No decision on 10th site

The Los Altos School District Board of Trustees is still pursuing the acquisition of a 10th school site in Mountain View, but trustees have yet to decide what type of school would be placed on the new campus.

District officials hope the city of Mountain View will kick in $23 million to fund the project in exchange for use of the site after hours, but council members have said they don’t want to move forward with a funding commitment until the district fleshes out its plans for the site.

MVLA tiptoes toward stadium lights

Stadium lights are back on the table.

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees took a cautious step toward illuminating the athletic fields at Los Altos High and Mountain View High at a study session last week.

BCS officials request Egan campus for 2019

Bullis Charter School officials have asked to occupy all of Egan Junior High’s campus in the 2019-2020 school year.

The charter school requested the district’s largest campus as part of the legal process through which charter schools are allocated facilities, mandated by Proposition 39. Proposition 39 grants charter schools “reasonably equivalent” facilities to district schools.

“We’re happy with the Egan site because that’s where the majority of our school already is,” said Joe Hurd, chairman of the Bullis Charter School Board of Directors.

Statewide testing shows generally strong schools, yet achievement gaps remain

Local schools performed above the county average on annual statewide testing across the board, but administrators can still find room for improvement.

Last spring, students across the state in grades 3-8 and 11 took the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, which measures achievement on Common Core standards.

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