Community Briefings: Alta Vista Wins Award, LASD Hosts Superintendent Search Meetings, Library Used Book Sale Planned | News

Alta Vista High School in Mountain View was one of 36 schools across the state that the California Department of Education selected as a model continuation high school last month.

Upgrading schools typically serve high school students who are behind on the credits they need to graduate. The Model School Award recognizes schools for the comprehensive services they provide to their students, according to a press release from the state Department of Education.

Model schools retain their designation for three years. Alta Vista, part of the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District, has been identified as a model complementary school since the late 1990s, according to principal Bill Pierce.

The Los Altos School District is holding a series of community meetings to seek input on the search for a new superintendent to replace Jeff Baier, who is retiring at the end of the school year.

The district has hired Leadership Associates to conduct the search for superintendents, which includes facilitating public consultation meetings.

The premiere will be via Zoom at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, followed by an in-person meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9 at the Covington Elementary School Multipurpose Room, located at 201 Covington Road in Los Altos. There will also be information sessions for parents who speak Spanish and Mandarin later in the month.

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Friends of the Los Altos Library is hosting a used book sale Friday, March 4 through Sunday, March 6 to benefit the Los Altos Library.

The sale will include fiction and non-fiction for adults and children, as well as puzzles, DVDs and CDs.

The Friday sale runs from 6:30-9pm and is only open to Friends Group members. Attendees can join the door for $10. On Saturday, the sale runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, a bag can be filled with books for $5 from noon to 3 p.m.

Masks are required at the sale, which is held at Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road. Children’s books and media will be on sale in the Orchard Room at the Los Altos Library, 13 N. San Antonio Road.

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