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May 13, 2022

Student performance remains steady during pandemic, principals report

online schooling illustration
Local high schools are starting to get a sense of just how far students are falling behind due to Covid-19. And unlike other districts in the region, for the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District, the answer appears to be—not much. After the first grading period,...

Los Gatos-Saratoga named top school system in California (Q&A with Sup. Mike Grove)

Los Gatos-Saratoga school district
The education world's been abuzz in recent days over the release of rankings from Niche, a marking company that grades K-12 schools. And in the 2022 Best School Districts in California list, at the very top was Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District.  The...

Los Gatos elementary school district sued over child molestation by former teacher

The Los Gatos Union School District, along with the former Blossom Hill Elementary School teacher who pled “no contest” to child molestation and child annoyance charges last month, are both now being sued by the parents of one of the students that the teacher...

School district asking voters to hike parcel tax

The Los Gatos Union School District’s parcel tax expires next June, so voters are being asked to renew—and increase—the existing parcel tax. There will be two vote centers open in Los Gatos for the Nov. 2 election, with vote-by-mail ballots hitting mailboxes in early October.   The...

Court rejects LGSUHSD’s attempts to have sex-abuse-reporting law deemed unconstitutional

According to a civil action brought in January under a landmark #metoo-era child-sex-abuse reporting law, AB 218, Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District employee Willie Harmatz pressured students not to cooperate with police investigating Los Gatos High School track coach Chioke “Chee” Robinson. In a...

Elementary District puts student mental health first, in updated approach to learning

Cool Cat mascot and librarian
Deborah Weinstein, executive director of the Los Gatos Education Foundation, recently visited Daves Avenue Elementary School, where its mascot, the Cool Cat, had been high-fiving students and handing out flyers. That was part of a drive during Suicide Prevention Awareness Month to bolster the Los...

Vaccination rates are so high, Covid-19-prevention clinic will offer flu shot, too

Welcome Back to School
By the time the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District held its first meeting since classes returned, Aug. 24, it’d already dealt with two coronavirus cases—a teacher and a student—one in Saratoga, and one in Los Gatos. While demonstrating the publicly-available “dashboard” for trustees, Brian...