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Bullis-LASD Court Hearing Occurs Thursday Afternoon

Bullis Charter School asks Superior Court Judge Patricia M. Lucas to compel the Los Altos School District to hand over one of its campuses.

 

(Updated Editor's note: Patch had hoped to bring you a live blog of the court hearing, but found the Internet access in Dept. 2 is very slow and there is no alternative source for connectivity. Patch apologizes for the inconvenience.

See "." now posted separately on Los Altos Patch. 

- Judge Lucas is not allowing any of the late filings. Patch had erroneously understood she was not allowing the parties that had applied to appear as friend of the court, but that was incorrect.

- She is asking the Bullis Charter School attorney to answer her. She asks how specifically, the relief being asked (a school campus) relate to the original appellate court ruling? 

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Lawyers face off in the hearing that asks Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Patricia M. Lucas to order the Los Altos School District to:

  • Hand over one of four campuses to the Bullis Charter School in 2013 and
  • Negotiate with the charter school for greater space at Egan Jr. High School in 2012.

Three organizations—The Huttlinger Alliance for Education, Association of California School Administrators and the California School Boards Association filed for friend of the court status in order to argue their own interests in support of the school district.

Follow the proceedings here via CoverItLive. For Twitter, use #BullisCharter or #BCSvLASD (it's a little shorter)

L.A. Chung (Editor) August 30, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Judge Lucas asked lawyers from the amici applicants if they had anything to say on the jurisdictional question. She thanked the parties and ended the session. All parties await her decision. Patch will file a report later today.

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