Los Altos School District is well along with preparations to receive students and staff of Bullis Charter School at the Egan Junior High School camp Aug. 23, but at press time it still had not received the signed Facilities Use Agreement from the Bullis board of directors.
District trustees had hoped to review and take action on the signed document last Thursday. Attorneys for both sides of the deal have been negotiating the agreement since March 15, when the district made the offer for the coming school year to the Bullis board. The charter school's deadline for accepting the agreement has been extended several times from the original May 1 date.
Last Thursday, the district board reset the deadline to noon this Friday. Victor Reid, board president, said that if district trustees have not received a copy of the Bullis board's resolution along with the signed FUA by then, the district board will cancel its regular meeting scheduled for Monday, for which the FUA is the only agenda item. Reid said it probably will not be possible to muster a quorum of trustees again until the next regularly scheduled board meeting Aug. 16.
The only repercussions the charter school will encounter if it misses the new deadline will be the natural consequences of delay. The district plans no penalty, Reid said.
"Time's running out. School's a few weeks away. (Bullis has) a lot of work to do to get going," he remarked.
Wanny Hersey, principal and superintendent of Bullis Charter School, was unavailable for comment at press time.