Court Sends Order to LASD to Comply With Prop. 39

Specific provisions contained in a peremptory writ of mandate from Judge Patricia Lucas were expected since the March 23 judgment.


The Santa Clara County Superior Court sent a peremptory writ of mandate this week, ordering the Los Altos School District to correct its prior actions in providing "reasonably equivalent" facilties to the Bullis Charter School.

Bullis Charter School Chairman Ken Moore advised parents in a short letter that the writ came from that call for providing charter schools with "reasonably equivalent" facilities to district schools.

"The Court has provided LASD additional clarity as to their Prop 39 obligations," Moore wrote. 

The peremptory writ was expected, since it was specified in the March 23, 2012 judgment and order granting writ of mandate from Judge Lucas' court. It is almost identical to the language in that judgment.

Patch has posted both in pdf form above. 

David Cortright June 03, 2012 at 07:35 PM
"The Court has provided LASD additional clarity as to their Prop 39 obligations," Moore wrote. Actually, no they did not. The court simply restated what was already there in the original judgment. There was nothing additional.
Los Altos Local June 03, 2012 at 09:03 PM
BCS kids, public school students, are.legally entitled to their share of public school facilities. The LASD BoT has not treated these children equally. They have favored their own programs and have acted In bad faith. The judge is telling them to fix the situation NOW. That is what is different. It is now up to the BoTs to find the courage to do it. BCS might still be able to work with them but I think they will need to start by a honest communication of the facts to the LASD community.
David Cortright June 03, 2012 at 09:13 PM
The LASD board has already responded to the court judgement with the 2012-13 offer made on March 31, 2012. It significantly increases both total acreage and indoor space. If BCS has a problem with this legally compliant offer, they are welcome to take their complaint to the court. But they have a very slim chance of prevailing.


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