LASD Offers Bullis Space at Egan and Blach

The 32-page draft offer letter to the Bullis Charter School includes facilities for K-6 grades at Egan Jr. High School and 7-8 grades at Blach Intermediate School.

is preparing to offer space to at Egan Jr. High School and at Blach Intermediate School.

The 32-page proposed preliminary facilities offer for the 2012-13 school year is posted on the LASD website, accompanied by about 30 attached exhibits. It is not a formal preliminary offer, since it must be voted upon by the board of trustees during a special meeting of the board on Monday.

Under the proposed LASD offer, grades K-6 would continue to be housed at , which the school has called home since its inception. Grades 7-8, which have been more recently added, would be housed at . Although Bullis Charter School leadership has preferred a single site for its K-8 school, the school district relied upon a previous state Court of Appeal decision from the 4th District that permitted more than one site.

Under the state regulations stemming from Prop. 39, school districts across the state must make their preliminary offers on Feb. 1, which is Tuesday. The back-and-forth process between the district and the charter schools is further regulated by deadlines through the year until a final agreement is reached.

Patch will be updating this story through the next two days and covering the Monday school board meeting.

Ron Haley January 30, 2012 at 04:58 AM
Sam, The only reason the court "declined" was because it effected the ruling. As stated above, "there was evidence in the record from which such a finding could be made". In fact, in the appeal to the supreme court, LASD stated that the appelate court found they acted in bad faith! If you don't understand it, talk to an attourney.
Joan J. Strong January 30, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Regardless of what LASD did to BCS, they acted in GOOD FAITH in an attempt to save our schools from closing. All's fair in war. As parents we've been a bit slow here: we should have ramped up our coordinated marketing efforts to thwart BCS a long time ago and helped our District. One of the amazing stories out of this mess was from the recent renewal of the Charter. You see, one of the Santa Clara Board Members (the chair) mentioned he was swayed to renew because of an online poll that had about 600 votes in total (obviously an online "ballot stuffing" campaign by BCS). I guess nobody made him aware that there are over 40,000 people here: http://www.sanjoseinside.com/news/entries/10_11_11_santa_clara_county_board_education_bullis_charter_los_altos/ Seeing this made me understand just how unopposed BCS has been able to run. This fight has NOT been "BCS versus the District" as much as it's been "BCS versus NOBODY". If there was another poll today we'd probably get a thousand parents to vote. Better than before, not bad for about eight weeks of work, but still not going to cut it. We have a LOT more work to do. If we do our job right over the course of the next 12 months, every parent and citizen in our two towns would also be directed to this online poll and make an "informed" vote just like the 600 BCS parents were directed by the BCS regime. Then the vote will be 30000 to 600. Slight difference.
Just Mom January 31, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Nothing will be good enough for you Ron. You have been stirring this pot for too many years.
Just Mom January 31, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Most of our kids did use the portables while their school was under renovation and made due just fine thanks. This school never had to move because this is where it started out so your point is moot.
Just Mom January 31, 2012 at 04:18 PM
As a parent I am beyond angry that a school built on revenge and game playing is trying to hold our wonderful public schools hostage to further the vendetta. I do not consider standing up for our students a waste of time or money. I am in California and a parent in this community you my friend are not.


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