The Los Altos School District announced Nov. 14 that it will petition the California Supreme Court for review of the Court of Appeal decision from Oct. 27 which found the district not in compliance with Proposition 39 law to provide adequate facilities for Bullis Charter School.
Besides the potential impact on the district's 4,500 regular district children, the district board also considered the negative consequences that the broad appellate court ruling could have on other school districts across the state.
"This is not just a decision we made in the interest of our children," said Trustee Tammy Logan. "Only five percent of children in this state attend charter schools. This ruling is very broad and would affect the other 95 percent of children who don't attend charter schools."
"Contrary to any suggestion by the court or the charter school, (the district) has made its best, good faith efforts to share facilities fairly among all students, those attending Bullis Charter School and those attending the district schools," said Superintendent Jeff Baier.
The district has filed a petition for rehearing in the Court of Appeal and plans to file its petition with the California Supreme Court on or before Dec. 6.
For more information, don't miss the Nov. 23 issue of the Town Crier.