Thu12182014

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BCS requests Covington campus for 2014-2015

Friday marked the beginning of the annual facilities allocation process for Bullis Charter School, with the charter school requesting placement on the Covington School campus for the 2014-2015 school year.

Charter school officials submitted the facilities request, which forecasts growth.

Under the 2000 amendment to the California Education Code mandated by Proposition 39, the Los Altos School District is required to provide reasonably equivalent facilities for the charter school. Over the years, the district and the charter school have disagreed over the definition of “reasonably equivalent.”

The facilities request projects that the charter school will enroll 711 students next year, 678 in-district. The growth requires additional kindergarten, fourth- and seventh-grade classes.

The request also includes a minimum of 30 teaching stations.

“Bullis Charter School’s preference is to be relocated to the Covington site, with exclusive use of the approximately 14 acres of said site during the entire Bullis Charter School school day, as Bullis Charter School will be the largest school in the district,” the facilities request states.

The district board of trustees is scheduled to discuss the request at its Tuesday meeting.

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