Students at Mountain View and Los Altos high schools bid summer goodbye Monday as classes for the new school year began.
As students turn their attention to homework and school activities, administrators are keeping an eye on the budget. This year, districts around the state are making steep cuts, and according to Joe White, assistant superintendent of business, it won't be getting better anytime soon.
"The state and the federal government have really made this horribly complex," White told board members at their first meeting of the year last week. He said the district faces approximately $875,000 in cuts this year.
Also on the district's agenda this year is the vetting of a possible "green bond" measure, which could appear on the ballot in June 2010.