It's not every day that a world leader decides to visit your high school. Paly students and staff had the opportunity to engage in a dialogue with former president of Mexico Vicente Fox in the Media Arts Center on April 17. Fox, who was in office from 2000 to 2006, offered his thoughts on a variety of topics, from climate change to youth participation in politics.
Emotions ran high at the Palo Alto Unified School District Board of Education meeting yesterday evening at the district office, where students, parents, school administrators and board trustees heatedly discussed the merits and disadvantages of including students’ weighted grade-point-averages on transcripts for college applications.
The Palo Alto High School community should not be overly concerned about the potential effects of the current Palo Alto Unified School District budget deficit, says Principal Kim Diorio. Due to an overvaluation of property tax revenues last year, the district is facing a $3.3 million deficit for the 2016-17 school year.