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Unhappy Bullis Accepts Split Facilities

Bullis Charter School prepares for classes at both Egan and Blach schools for the 2012-13 academic year.

 

The Bullis Charter School board, citing "deficiencies" in what the Los Altos School District was offering, formally accepted the facilities nonetheless Tuesday.

For the first time, the charter school will prepare to operate on two campuses. Both acreage and classroom space at Egan Jr. High School and Blach Intermediate School were offered to Bullis for use in whatever configuration it chose to arrange, for the 2012-13 school year.

"BCS is disappointed that the District ailed to cure the deficiencies that are in the District's Preliminary Offer of Facilities," read the letter of acceptance from Janet Medlin, a BCS board member, who added that the district had introduced "new deficiencies" in its final offer.

"However, BCS needs facilities to continue educating our public school children."

In years past, the charter school (BCS) has accepted the facilities offer, and subsequently sued the school district for failing to comply with Prop. 39. It was not known what BCS would do this year, though it met in closed session with counsel April 30 citing "anticipated litigation."

"We will continue to work  to work with your office to ensure that our students are provided reasonably equivalen facilities," Medlin closed the letter. 

Just Mom May 02, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Why is it anytime the word, "lawsuit" is used Ron shows up?
Bill May 03, 2012 at 12:14 PM
Is this groundhog day? So BCS will accept the offer (reluctantly), but nonetheless ACCEPT the legally compliant offer for facilities? Exactly like when the school was formed......yet through their own desire to grow, will blame/sue LASD. This is a heck of an example to set for kids. I wonder if when BCS students receive a grade on schoolwork they return to the teacher and threaten to sue unless they receive a higher grade? "This is the grade my peers and I fairly earned, but I DESERVE a better one"
Ron Haley May 03, 2012 at 10:04 PM
No Bill - BCS is not accepting the offer. They intend to occupy. LASD still has to comply with prop 39, which means that what BCS gets when they arrive isn't going to be whats offered today!
Just Mom May 04, 2012 at 01:01 AM
Are you certain about that Ron?
W Nobuyuki May 29, 2012 at 09:39 PM
Write to the Santa Clara County Board of Education and urge them to revoke the BCS charter immediately based on these violations: This school is not in compliance with the rules governing the charter, see report at this link: http://wwwstatic.kern.org/gems/fcmat/SantaClaraBullisfinalreport6.pdf The school is using an illegal application process by requiring a parental driver’s license or passport. Obtaining a Driver's License requires certain types of residency and related requirements be met (i.e., a higher standard than those residency requirements required to attend public school). So BCS is effectively excluding anyone who cannot obtain a Driver’s License from applying...even though the real public schools are required by law to accept those same people. http://www.bullischarterschool.com/cms/lib6/CA01001253/Centricity/Domain/24/2012-13_BCS_Registration_Packet.pdf Here are the names of the school board members: Leon F. Beauchman Michael Chang Joseph Di Salvo, president Julia Hover-Smoot, vice president Grace H. Mah Craig Mann Anna Song Their e-mail addresses are: leon_beauchman@sccoe.org michael_chang@sccoe.org josephsds1@aol.com julia_hover-smoot@sccoe.org grace_mah@sccoe.org craig_mann@sccoe.org anna_song@sccoe.org

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