Editorial: Please, no attorneys this time

We are pleading with the Bullis Charter School and Los Altos School District boards: Whatever you do, do not go back down the road of litigation. If you do, we all will lose.

We understand that communication between the two sides has been rocky lately, as Bullis Charter School still lacks an acceptable facilities solution. We also realize that both sides think they’re in the right. But pursuing legal action (which Bullis Charter School can do after a five-year agreement not to sue expires next spring) is just going to stir up more animosity and more division.

Legal action is a drain of financial resources that could otherwise be used for educating our children. It didn’t help before the agreement, and it won’t help moving forward. It shows that you can’t compromise or, worse, that you don’t want to compromise. Compromise is what it will take for a settlement to occur. What message are you sending to the parents and especially the kids?

Refer to the Nov. 21 Town Crier op-ed authored by Bullis Charter School and Egan Junior High parents – they offer excellent suggestions for reaching solutions. So, trustees on both sides – put your counsels on hold, roll up your sleeves and solve the problem yourselves.

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