BCS counters that LASD preliminary offer isn't enough

Bullis Charter School officials claimed that the Los Altos School District continues to miss the mark in providing reasonably equivalent facilities for its in-district students.

As part of the annual facilities-allocation process, the charter school replied over the weekend to the district’s preliminary facilities offer for 2014-2015, accusing the district of shorting the charter school 15.5 standard portables and 4 acres of campus space.


County challenges charter school admissions process

The Santa Clara County Office of Education sent a letter to Bullis Charter School last week ordering administrators to correct their enrollment practices to conform to state law.

After a local resident complained that Bullis Charter School was requiring applicants’ parents to provide a driver’s license, the county requested that the practice stop.


LASD moves forward with bond measure

After positive survey feedback, Los Altos School District officials plan to identify stakeholders and drum up support for a possible November bond measure.

The district board of trustees reviewed results of the survey of 500 likely voters conducted last month. Professional interviewers with EMC Research conducted the phone survey, which has a margin of error of 4.38 percent.


LASD conducts survey on potential school bond

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Bullis Charter School students file into a portable classroom. A potential school bond may include portable classroom replacement and new multipurpose rooms for the school among other facility projects.

A bond measure to improve local school facilities may be on the horizon.

The Los Altos School District is surveying likely voters on what they would support in terms of a possible November bond. In December, the district board of trustees approved a contract with EMC Research to poll local voters on whether they would approve a school bond and the parameters for an affirmative vote.


LASD submits preliminary facilities offer to BCS

The Los Altos School District delivered its preliminary facilities offer for the 2014-2015 school year to Bullis Charter School Saturday, lifting site-specific grade-level restrictions.

Similar to the charter school’s current configuration, the introductory offer would split facilities between Egan Junior High and Blach Intermediate schools. The district’s offer allocated facilities assuming that K-4 charter school students would attend Egan and students in grades 5-8 would attend Blach.


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