LASD meeting on BCS facilities draws overflow crowd, extra workshop is scheduled

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Blach Intermediate School's multipurpose room was filled at Monday's (Nov. 4) workshop on Bullis Charter School facilities. Organizers brought in extra chairs and benches to accomodate the crowd, and some attendees stood around the edges of the room.

Correction: In an earlier version of this article, the date of the third workshop was incorrect. It is slated for Nov. 18.

The crowd at Monday’s (Nov. 4) workshop on identifying long-term facilities for Bullis Charter School filled Blach Intermediate School’s multipurpose room, with the line to sign in stretching part of the way around the building.

LASD receives $4M from developer for 10th-site purchase

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24 Hour Fitness currently sits on part of the land the Los Altos School District is purchasing for a 10th school site.

The Los Altos School District is receiving a $4 million contribution from real estate developer Greystar to help fund the purchase of a 10th school site at the corner of Showers Drive and California Street in Mountain View.

LASD seeks permanent suspension of Bullis-Purissima enrollment preference

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Bullis Charter School announced last month that it would continue to suspend its Bullis-Purissima enrollment preference, but officials didn’t say for how long.

The Los Altos School District is asking the Santa Clara County Board of Education to ensure Bullis Charter School permanently suspends its enrollment preference for students who live in the former Bullis-Purissima School attendance boundaries and that the suspension applies to all grade levels.

At first BCS facilities workshop, few options gain majority support

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Almond School parent Erin Sobota reviews facilities options for Bullis Charter School that were printed on large poster boards at a Nov. 2 workshop.

It was standing room only in Egan Junior High School’s multipurpose room on the morning of Nov. 2 as more than 200 local residents gathered to give their feedback on facilities options for Bullis Charter School.

LASD hosts multilingual meeting on charter school facilities

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Mitsuyo Wharton, a Covington School parent, translates for the table of Japanese speakers at an Oct. 29 multilingual meeting about identifying long-term facilities for Bullis Charter School.

Close to two dozen people turned out for a multilingual meeting on Tuesday (Oct. 29) about identifying long-term facilities for Bullis Charter School.

LASD enrollment drops, continues downward trend

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Loyola School has seen a substantial enrollment decline over the past decade, from 590 students in 2010 to 362 this fall. Overall, the Los Altos School District has seen enrollment drop over the past five years. This fall, there are almost 250 fewer students in the district than last year.

The Los Altos School District’s enrollment decreased by nearly 250 students this fall, the largest single-year drop in at least a decade and part of a continuing trend of declining enrollment in the district.

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