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Pacific Learning Center
365 1st St, Los Altos, CA 94022
Since 1982, the Pacific Learning Center has offered individual tutoring services to the Los Altos community. Students inMore kindergarten through high school can get extra help in a range of subjects. The center is located in downtown Los Altos on 1st Street.
Los Altos School District
201 Covington Rd, Los Altos, CA 94024
The Los Altos School District serves grades K-8 and covers Los Altos, half of Los Altos Hills, parts of Mountain ViewMore and unincorporated Santa Clara County. Superintendent Jeffrey Baier, who was appointed in 2010, attended Los Altos schools and is a lifelong resident. The district's seven elementary schools and two junior high schools have consistently ranked #1 or #2 in state tests. Each has merited California Distinguished School status, with some attaining national Blue Ribbon status –the highest honor a school can reach. Residents have been willing to support this achievement by approving a parcel tax of $597 per property in 1982. Voters have renewed it periodically in subsequent years. The economic recession that began in 2008, however, has resulted in state funding shortfalls that continue to challenge the district. 
Los Altos Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 98, Los Altos, CA 94023
The Los Altos Educational Foundation (LAEF) raises funds to supplement the resources of the Los Altos School District.More The not-for-profit organization began in 1982 during a financial crisis that followed the 1978 passage of Prop. 13 statewide. Funds raised by the educational foundation benefit the seven elementary schools and two junior high schools in the district. Its current programs are aimed at keeping hands-on science, art, music and physical education in the schools. It seeks to prevent increases in class sizes at the elementary schools, maintain library hours and maintain manageable class sizes at the junior high schools. LAEF has an endowment fund and runs an annual fund campaign aimed at priorities parents have identified. The 2009-10 year ended with 1.82 million dollars raised. Because of continuing difficulties and uncertainties in the state budget for education, the foundation has committed to a 30 percent increase for the 2010-2011 year. The office's executive director works from an office near the Los Altos School District on the Covington School campus.
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