Measure E Construction Updates

  • Backhoe and construction workers digging trench

    MVLA is proud to offer innovative, award-winning academic programs that prepare our students for college and jobs of the future. Our high schools rank amongst the best in the state and the nation, yet years of sustained enrollment growth mean we face significant overcrowding. Additionally, aging classrooms, labs and student support facilities at each of our campuses are in need of repair and modernization to meet 21st-century educational standards.

    Mountain View Los Altos High School District (MVLA) has worked closely with our community to complete a comprehensive Facilities Master Plan to address facilities’ needs and sustained enrollment growth in our schools. Through regular public board meetings, site meetings and a district-wide survey, we worked with our community to develop a long-term solution for current and future students.

    In February, the MVLA Board of Trustees unanimously voted to place a $295-million bond measure on the June 5, 2018 ballot. Measure E passed with 66% of the vote. This local source of funding will help combat growing enrollment in our district and upgrade aging classrooms, labs and school facilities.

    Based on what we have heard from our students, parents, teachers and community, priority projects funded by this bond measure will include:

    • Adding classrooms to accommodate growing student enrollment and prevent overcrowding
    • Providing facilities to expand programs in science, technology, engineering, arts and math
    • Updating aging classrooms and replacing old roofs, outdated plumbing and inefficient wiring and electrical systems to meet modern safety standards
    • Expanding libraries, cafeterias and other student support facilities to accommodate growing student enrollment
    • Equipping classrooms and labs with 21st-century learning technology

    If you have a question for the MVLA High School District about construction plans and activities, email: We will share your question and our response on our Community Q&A page.

    You can read Measure E construction updates below.

  • January - March 2019

     Construction workers at hole in sidewalk with backhoe

    February 2019: MVLA is holding Interim Housing pre-construction meetings with the Kramer team. These meetings get all the contractors, project architect, inspector, and construction managers in the same room to review project expectations and timelines. Temporary construction fencing is scheduled to go up this month, with underground trenching and fire hydrant connections taking place during the February break.

    March 2019: Heavy earth-moving equipment can be seen on the Los Altos and Mountain View high school campuses as crews trench, scrape, and level soil to get the underground utilities ready for the portable classrooms to be used to house learning while the new classroom buildings are constructed. The rains delayed things for a few days, but we continue to make appropriate progress!

  • April - June 2019

  • July - September 2019

  • October - December 2019

architectural rendering of new engineering classroom building