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LASD-Bullis Teams To Meet 7 p.m. Wednesday

Bullis Charter School accepted a Prop. 39 meeting invitation Tuesday afternoon. The first public meeting between representatives of the Bullis Charter School and Los Altos School District is scheduled for the Covington Multi-Purpose Room.

 

For the first time in recent history, the Los Altos School District has announced a public meeting on Wednesday between representatives of the Los Altos School Board and the Bullis Charter School.

They expect a large crowd. The meeting is set for 7 p.m. at the Covington Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room.

Regardless of what is said, the very public nature of the meeting has parents holding their breaths that this would mark the beginning of cooperation before the next school year begins.

This is an excerpt of the short email correspondence Tuesday, with news media copied into the communications.

Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 1:55 PM

"Hi Doug,

Thank you for the invitation.  I hope it is a meaningful and fact-based discussion.  I expect Peter Evans and Joe Hurd to be the team.

-Ken

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Thanks.  I will coordinate directly with them, but will keep you in the loop also.  Tammy Logan and I will represent LASD.  I look forward to a fruitful discussion.
DJS

Tuesday night, LASD President Smith sent an e-mail invitation to Ken Moore, after getting consensus from the board. 

Patch will update this story.

Nelly potter February 13, 2013 at 03:00 AM
Educators in regular or charter schools: Education goes from good to best, or bad to worst. Parents would like to know the difference. Parents with $ best education versus Parents -$ good education. Regular = -/+ $ Parents?.?.?. Vs, Charter =. -/+ $ Parents?.?.? WHY NOT? Private vs. Public.
Heather Rose February 13, 2013 at 03:19 AM
Thank you to the BCS Board for participating in a public meeting with the LASD Board. I am hoping we can work together as a Community to find the best solution for all our kids.
Joan J. Strong February 13, 2013 at 05:53 AM
I would beg the BCS side to start the conversation with what they ACTUALLY NEED and not "what Prop 39 entitles us to". Throw out Prop 39. It will never, ever, give you the campus you really need, and your lawsuits have absolutely forced our District to respond to the absolute letter of the Prop 39 law, which was in any case never meant to be used this way. Just tell the District, in normal terms, what you really, actually NEED to run your program. Don't make reference to Prop 39. Just tell them what you need while having the the minimum impact on the two shared campuses. If you do that, you will have created a breakthrough. If you don't, you will have wasted more of our time...
BW February 13, 2013 at 06:14 PM
I hope Doug and Tammy are prepared to field a bunch of "Do we have the right to exist?" questions from the BCS side. A bad answer to that question could be used against LASD in court.
Philip Aaronson February 13, 2013 at 07:22 PM
Big thank you to both boards for agreeing to meet, and to try to hammer out a reasonable solution.
GG February 13, 2013 at 08:32 PM
Really hoping to see BCS set a positive, respectful tone when asking for clarifications during this meeting and similar positive, helpful responses from LASD. This will set the stage for further negotiations ...
Ron Haley February 14, 2013 at 05:13 AM
Tammy has already stated that BCS should never be given a permenant site because they might improve it at their own expense and make it better than the other LASD schools. She has zero interest in making anything worthwhile happen!
Joan J. Strong February 14, 2013 at 07:38 AM
When did she "state" this, Ron? Slandering an elected official can get you in big trouble, by the way... Meanwhile, if BCS has enough money to improve an existing campus (and it does), then why don't they simply buy their own campus (which they can also afford)? They could easily build an amazing campus which would be the envy of all of our existing schools. Make sense, doesn't it? Nope. You see, that plan of action doesn't involve the REVENGE necessary to satisfy the wierdos like Ron here--who just assume martyr their own children as well as that of others for a wider political cause--but it would make things better for all children here, BCS and LASD. Ron is the most prominent spokesperson for Bullis Charter School and consistently channels the true feelings of the BCS board--or at least the "jihadist faction" within the board. Here's to hoping that the cooler heads at BCS prevail. We heard from some of them this evening,..

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