LIVE BLOG: Join the Discussion About Bullis Charter School

Los Altos Patch is live-reporting the Bullis Charter School facilities discussion, taking place at Egan Jr. High School Monday night at the school board's 7 p.m. meeting. Join us here.

Can't go to the Los Altos School Board meeting? Even if you can't be at  Monday night, you can virtually be here.

's the big topic of discussion and you can still join us live with questions, comments and running reportage of the proceedings.

Los Altos Patch is using CoverItLive when the meeting starts. When it is running, in the box above, you can submit comments and questions, respond to polls and view pictures of the meeting. 

If you are at the meeting and using Twitter, send your reactions throughout the night at #Bullis.

Join us here at 7 p.m. Live.

Ron Haley March 21, 2012 at 12:51 AM
First, I said Springer or Oak. Second, I misspoke - I didn't mean Oak, I meant Almond. It would be stupid to mess with Oak.
Guest March 21, 2012 at 04:34 AM
Bus service would undoubtedly need to be a part of this. Here's something I don't understand. Suppose a charter school has a curriculum that is very facilities-intensive, compared to the standard curriculum. Smaller class-size, more types of classes (e.g., language), longer school day, K-8 on same campus (elementary-age kids with junior-high facilities), heavier use of MP room, etc. What is "equivalent" in this case? Should the charter school get proportionally more resources than the standard schools, because their curriculum requires it? Or should they be constrained to a curriculum that works in the facilities available? It seems this wasn't taken into account when the BCS curriculum was designed. It is facilities-intensive. And perhaps that is part of the reason why BCS feels so pinched.
Just Mom March 21, 2012 at 04:36 AM
Ron you have been hell bent on revenge for so long, aren't you exhausted already. The first step to getting some folks to be receptive to BCS would be to oust you and your ilk from the discussion. Quite frankely with your sue happy damn the rest of you attitude you have changed me from slightly annoyed to full out angry at BCS. Perhaps it is time for you to back off and stop shoving your agenda at all of us. I am finished hearing your vitrol and flat out inaccuracies spun as fact.
Ron Haley March 21, 2012 at 04:00 PM
http://www.losaltosonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=22273&Itemid=109 Resurrecting the use of school buses – eliminated more than 20 years ago due to budget cuts – is not in the district’s plans due to current budget constraints, according to Goines. “If the city wants to provide buses or manage a program that offers them, we are all ears,” he said.
Guest March 21, 2012 at 06:03 PM
Great link, Ron, thanks. My take is that special circumstances call for special measures. Keep in mind this doesn't have to be door-to-door service, or anything like it. One stop near each of a few gathering points should be plenty to address the traffic concerns. Parents would still drive, but much less, and in particular avoid the school jam. So we could keep costs down. Even summer camps do this, for example. Including the one that will be at Covington over the summer :)


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