Schools briefs for the week of Oct. 17

Tutorfly hosts coding camp

Tutorfly, a service founded by Homestead High School students, is scheduled to host a web development coding camp for children ages 10 and up for 20 paying students and 10 low-income students.

The monthlong course is slated 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Tuesday, at Homestead High, 21370 Homestead Road, Cupertino.

Governor vetoes bill requiring late start for middle, high schools

Gov. Jerry Brown recently vetoed a bill that would require most California middle and high schools to delay school start times to 8:30 a.m., giving students a little more time to sleep in.

A version of the bill has been making its way through the State Legislature for years, as public health officials and sleep researchers argue that not only do teenagers need more sleep, but they need to sleep in later than adults because their bodies are on a different clock. If teens have to be at school at 8:10 a.m., like Mountain View High students, it’s almost impossible for them to get the physician-recommended eight to 10 hours nightly.

No detailed plans for LASD’s 10th site, yet

The Los Altos School District Board of Trustees decided Monday night to hold off on developing a detailed plan for use of its 10th site.

The district is in the process of purchasing land for a 10th campus at the corner of Showers Drive and California Street in Mountain View, in collaboration with the city of Mountain View. Trustees are hoping for the city of Mountain View to chip in $23 million for the site because the school’s open spaces would be available to the public after school hours. The city council originally asked for a complete plan for the site by its Oct. 16 meeting in order to make a final decision, but trustees said they’re not ready to submit a detailed plan. They’re hoping for a favorable final decision anyway.

LASD releases 2018 enrollment data

Los Altos School District enrollment is down 157 students since last fall, with 4,243 students in kindergarten through eighth grade as of Oct. 3, according to Superintendent Jeffrey Baier.

BCS questions trustees over 10th-site decision

While the Los Altos School District pursues its plan to purchase a 10th campus in Mountain View, the district has yet to decide which school the site will house.

FUHSD places $275M bond on November ballot

South Los Altos voters will see a bond measure on the Nov. 6 ballot: Measure CC, a $275 million bond put forth by the Fremont Union High School District.

Funds from the bond are slated for upgrading infrastructure and modernizing classrooms that were not updated using funds from the previous bond in 2014. If voters approve the bond, the district plans to install new heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; replace lights with LED lights; upgrade ceiling tiles, fire alarms and sprinklers; update technology; purchase new furniture; paint; and patch roofing and flooring.


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