For Los Altos parents who just cannot get enough of those riveting school board meetings, your requests have been answered: Now you can attend a different one each week!
The Los Altos School District voted unanimously to switch its meetings to the second and fourth Mondays of the month, changing a longstanding pattern to accommodate community requests.
Parents trying to attend both the Los Altos School District Board meetings and the Bullis Charter School (BCS) meetings found themselves having to choose between the two because they fall on the same night, in the same timeframe. Parents had made requests to both the Bullis Charter School Board and the LASD board to consider meeting on different days.
With no indication that the BCS board would change, parents renewed requests to the LASD board in recent weeks.
“We want to try to accommodate that,” said LASD Trustee Doug Smith, in moving to change the board meetings. Smith said later that he, too, had many nights where he had attended a session with the BCS board on Portola Avenue and then drove across town in a rush to the Covington Road board meetings.
While the LASD board had some concern on the “rollover effect” the change would have on committees whose work informs the board meetings, Smith said they wanted to allow parents the ability to attend both boards’ meetings if they had the interest and the opportunity.