Mountain View-Los Altos High School District Meetings June 2018

At a marathon meeting on 6/11, the board discussed the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), the budget, collective bargaining agreements, and several items related to Measure E, the bond measure on the June 5th ballot.  Public hearings were held on the LCAP, the budget, and both collective bargaining agreements, but there were no public comments … Continue reading Mountain View-Los Altos High School District Meetings June 2018

Mountain View-Los Altos High School District Meetings May 2018

Board Meeting 5/7/18 Two presentations were made that showed trustees what the schools are doing to promote excellent education.  1. Performing Arts LAHS and MVHS Performing arts departments offer instrumental choral, drama, and dance courses. Classes range from open-to-everyone, audition, and touring and competition opportunities. To address challenges, LAHS requests more building and storage space … Continue reading Mountain View-Los Altos High School District Meetings May 2018

Mountain View-Los Altos High School District Board Meeting April 2018

This meeting was notable because it showcased two methods the MVLA School District uses to try to improve student achievement. As always, it was demonstrated that while MVHS and LAHS work together, each school has its own specific approach to topics and these approaches are often dependent on the teachers leading the way. Both of … Continue reading Mountain View-Los Altos High School District Board Meeting April 2018

Mountain View-Los Altos High School District March 2018

March 12, 2018 The board passed the Resolution on Student Safety, which states (in part): MVLA district holds regular drills, works with local agencies to take any threats of violence seriously, and fosters a positive school climate, free from harassment and violence.  The district urges the state of California and the U.S. Congress to invest … Continue reading Mountain View-Los Altos High School District March 2018

Mountain View – Los Altos High School District Meetings January 2018

January 8 and 22, 2018 The main attraction of these meetings continued to be the Facilities Master Plan, which was approved at the Jan 22 meeting.  The Jan 8 meeting was preceded by a 3-hour study session on the Plan during which the master plan was presented in some detail and community members had an … Continue reading Mountain View – Los Altos High School District Meetings January 2018

Mountain View-Los Altos High School District (MVLA) Meetings Nov & Dec 2017

November 6, November 20, and December 4, 2017 These three meetings of the MVLA Board were quite long, due to lengthy discussions about how much of the Facilities Master Plan should be built, and how large a bond to propose for the election.  The various proposals presented by the architects, at the request of the … Continue reading Mountain View-Los Altos High School District (MVLA) Meetings Nov & Dec 2017

Mountain View – Los Altos High School District (MVLA) Meetings October 2017

Mountain View - Los Altos High School District (MVLA) October 9 and 23, 2017 Consulting firm, TBWB Strategies, presented the results of a public opinion poll on a possible bond measure to upgrade school facilities.  They conducted 611 interviews of likely voters in a June election.  Support for a bond measure is well above the … Continue reading Mountain View – Los Altos High School District (MVLA) Meetings October 2017

Mountain View – Los Altos High School District (MVLA) August & September 2017

August 21 and September 5, 2017 Summer School Principal Bill Pierce gave the board a report on summer school.  Classes were offered for credit recovery and makeup for failed courses to improve UC A-G eligibility, plus some acceleration courses and a few transition-to-high-school classes for incoming 9th graders, including "Bridge to High School" for students … Continue reading Mountain View – Los Altos High School District (MVLA) August & September 2017

Mountain View – Los Altos High School District (MVLA) July 2017

June 12 and 19, 2017 The board passed a budget for 2017-18 after holding a public hearing on June 12 which garnered no public comments.  The budget assumes a secured property tax growth of 8% and a donation from the MVLA Foundation of $1.7M.  It includes 4 additional full-time teachers to accommodate the expected increased … Continue reading Mountain View – Los Altos High School District (MVLA) July 2017

Mountain View – Los Altos High School District (MVLA) May 2017

MOUNTAIN VIEW LOS ALTOS HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY 8, 2017 Five Reports/Discussions/Action items were on the agenda of the May 8, 2017 MVLA Board of Trustees meeting that are of particular interest to Leaguers. Assistant Superintendent Mike Mathiesen gave the board an update on the Facilities Master Plan they’ve been working and reporting on since … Continue reading Mountain View – Los Altos High School District (MVLA) May 2017