PHOTOS: Big Crowd Speaks on LASD Idea for Bullis

A special school board meeting is proposed for March 26, a continuation of the discussion from Monday night's Los Altos School Board meeting at Egan School, where the concerns were traffic, scheduling parking, conflict resolution and more.

No one threw anything and no one got hurt. 

The Los Altos School Board held its meeting in the Egan Jr. High School multipurpose room Monday night a large crowd turned out and 19 speakers addressed the board about an alternative idea to offer . 

The tone was measured and respectful, though the concerns—over traffic, parking, scheduling, conflict resolution, and more—were deep and strongly felt.

The photos above capture some of the evening's action at Egan, where Los Altos Patch and Mountain View Patch provided . 

The Los Altos School board will hold a special meeting Monday, March 26 to discuss the issue further, board president Mark Goines said.

Patch contributor Nicole Baldocchi will have a full report later in the day Tuesday.

If you want to get a sense of what happened Monday night before that, .

Courtenay C. Corrigan March 20, 2012 at 04:51 PM
As a BCS parent, I just want to thank the parents from Covington who went out of their way to remain open to sharing with BCS. They demonstrated extreme grace under pressure, generosity, open-mindedness and the civility that has for a long-time been missing in discussions that include BCS. I am still not sure the co-location is the best outcome but am confident that the spirit of inclusion by the Covington community is just what the doctor ordered. Thank you Covington parents and staff. May your actions last night serve as a reminder to us all as we work toward a solution.
S A March 20, 2012 at 07:10 PM
LASD Board, Please don't misconstrue the Covington community's spirit of cooperation to mean that we are "OK" with a campus being closed. The Covington community's hope was to model the way with respect to communication. But we care deeply about keeping our community intact and will be devastated if we are redistricted/ripped apart.
A W March 20, 2012 at 08:32 PM
At the risk of sounding clueless, given our phenomenal LASD schools and how the "need" to find space for the charter school has been such a strain on the district, why not decide to meld whatever is unique and different about BCS into the LASD schools and no longer have a separate charter school? Let's be honest, Los Altos does not need a charter school. I know BCS was started by parents who were upset that their neighborhood school was closed. Now we have neighborhood schools everywhere that provide an excellent education. People, stop sending your students to BCS, which hurts our whole community and be done with BCS.
Ron Haley March 20, 2012 at 09:36 PM
I guess the parents of the 1,000 students attending or waiting to attend disagree with you!


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