Los Altos Council Considers Oct. 30 Meeting With Bullis Charter School Board

After raising the topic twice over the summer, the council will discuss if it will meet with the BCS board.


The Los Altos City Council has a tentative meeting date with the Bullis Charter School Board at the BCS board room, and is discussing what it might discuss with the board. 

At the June 26 meeting, the council identified the following potential agenda items for a meeting with BCS:

• Charter and Mission of BCS

• Need for a preference area

• Distribution of students by City

• How the lottery works

• Governance structure

• Need for a tenth Los Altos School District site as a whole

• Growth Plans

If it decides to meet on that date, it promises to be a busy day for BCS board. Superior Court Judge Patricia Lucas has scheduled two hearings related to BCS' dispute with Los Altos School District over adequate facilities allocations.

The first that day will be to consider the $1.9 million attorneys fees and the second is for the lawsuit filed over the 2012-13 facilities offer that the school reluctantly accepted. 

John Radford October 08, 2012 at 09:16 PM
To JJS So send me the back-up you are using to make these claims ( LAH email will be fine) and I will compare it to the data I have been provided. I actually got mine from LASD parents. I would also send you mine but as we know, nobody knows who you are. I sitll think you think you give LASD parents no credit "if parents knew this truth" How can LASD parents not know what is going on? I'm surprised with all of the negativity, any LASD parents are willing to risk going to BCS.
Joan J. Strong October 08, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Well John, as you can see, the subject is pretty darned complicated at the margin. When BCS says things like, "LASD steals $5000 per student from us" at their parent information night, the answer to this is rather nuanced and doesn't easily fit into a soundbite. It takes some study. That said, I'm glad you are wondering "How can LASD parents not know what is going on?". This is a testament to how successful we've been in raising awareness. A year ago this was not the case. There's a great run-down of the financial analysis of BCS here: http://bullisCharterScam.org/bullis_charter_money.php I'll email as well.
LASD observer October 09, 2012 at 04:50 PM
John, the standard apples-to-apples measure is Expense/ADA, i.e. expense per student. LASD's 2010-11 Expense/ADA was $9795 (see http://www.ed-data.k12.ca.us/), up slightly from $9662 in 2008-09. The last BCS data I have from 2008-09, showed Expense/ADA = $13,430, i.e. 39% higher than LASD.
Joan J. Strong October 09, 2012 at 05:46 PM
And again, that's the amount spent, but you also have to look at WHAT the money is being spent on to get a true comparison.
Jennifer October 29, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Is this meeting still taking place tomorrow??


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