We must plan for the future. We face an anticipated increase in thousands of homes in our area over the next 10 years.
Since 2012, LASD has made progress, involving the community's voices every step of the way:
•In 2012, the superintendent's Enrollment Growth Task Force determined that the current and future student enrollment increase required new sites.
•In 2014, Los Altos School District voters approved Measure N, a $150,000,000 bond measure to help address school overcrowding.
•In 2015, the Facilities Master Plan Committee recommended seeking one new school site.
•In 2017, the 10th Site Committee identified four preferred sites for a school.
•In 2018, the Mountain View City Council agreed to collaborate with LASD on a site purchase to reduce the potential land cost by millions and provide a community park.
Now, in this next phase of planning, Los Altos School District Board of Trustees is seeking your perspective to make a decision regarding the school's design and student attendance.
The ThoughtExchange is live and you may participate at any time between now and June 19. ThoughtExchange is a simple three-step process.
1. Stakeholders begin by sharing their thoughts.
2. Then they review and rate the thoughts of others.
3. Finally, participants discover the top trending thoughts.
Participants may re-enter the ThoughtExchange at any time to add, rate or discover newly contributed thoughts and the process is confidential. You may have received an emailed invitation. If you didn't, please visit the LASD ThoughtExchange home page at https://tinyurl.com/lasdthoughtexchange to self-register.
To learn more about ThoughtExchange, visit www.thoughtexchange.com. To learn more about LASD's progress in obtaining a new school site, visit www.lasdschools.org and click on the big, blue Facilities Master Plan button.
Vladimir Ivanovic is president of the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees.
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