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A Walk on the Bullis Charter School Campus

Tuesday is the deadline for the Bullis Charter School board to formally accept or reject the offer for facilities space, which the Los Altos School District expanded in its final offer. Patch walks the new area on the Egan campus.

 

You've seen the overhead view. Now look at it from the ground.

Los Altos Patch decided to do a short walking tour, just from the outside, of the new facilities space offered to Bullis Charter School on the Egan Jr. High School campus. We'll do a walk on the Blach School campus for Tuesday.

If you have your own photos, feel free to upload them here. 

David May 03, 2012 at 10:04 AM
Sophistry is involved in this contention that only 9 students admitted to Bullis had a fair chance at this great resource. State law allows any group to form a charter and designate a priority to current attendees of say Almond School. or Oak or Loyola. Each student in LASD has a perfectly equal chance to get the exact same resources in a Charter school. They just don't have the same precise chance to claim admittance to the value added by the "great accomplishments" or "evil works" of the BCS founders. The public resources at BCS also are clearly less than those received dollar wise at any district school despite wierd math used to try to argue otherwise. Not to mention that within LASD students are each restricted to a SINGLE choice from available schools, and even this is sometimes non-obvious requiring them to pass by one or two other LASD elementary schools on their way to the one they are designated to attend.
Joan J. Strong May 03, 2012 at 07:08 PM
BCS also gets less public money than, say, the FBI. That doesn't mean that the FBI, however, has a lot more money to spend on each of its issues. Our LASD spends almost 20% of its budget on special needs kids alone--BCS spends 0%. Etc. Etc. BCS has argued for years that public school "waste" is the difference--apparently all the money goes to lavish parties for big-wig union reps or some other nonsense told by typical anti-union scare-mongering conservative fanatics. They also tell stories of how we're "not allowed to turn the lights on at the library" (as I've done a thousand times) or that a certain long-dead Teacher's Union leader said he didn't care about kids (which as weak as that reference is, it too is actually false and made up). Meanwhile, BCS's teachers are, as BCS is a newer school, much younger than typical LASD teachers. Younger means cheaper benefits and lower salaries in the aggregate. Does BCS plan on simply firing teachers the minute they turn 30? I don't think so--so any advantage they might have in that regard is temporary at best. This "waste", then, are the things public schools have been asked to do by the voters. By implying that BCS is "more efficient with its money" you are implying that special-needs kids are "waste". Most honest people would never agree with that. So it's not "funny math" -- CHOICE COSTS MONEY.
Just Mom May 03, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Ron please! I have told you time and again I am lacking the anatomy to be David and I am also not Joan.
Just Mom May 03, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Name calling again Ron?
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