A group of Los Altos School District parents and community members have joined forces to form the Huttlinger Alliance for Education, filing papers in the most recent round of the district vs. Bullis Charter School court case.
The alliance, a group supported by hundreds of LASD parents and other community members, requested in its papers to appear as an amicus curiae, or “friend of the court.” Residents of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View established the group in July to "protect and promote high-performing neighborhood public schools," according to information they released today (July 31). They named it for Ernst Huttlinger, a citizen-activist who stopped Covington School's sale in the 1970s.
“We filed our amicus brief to address important public policy questions about who is entitled to claim rights to public school facilities,” said Elena Shea, president of the alliance. “The alliance agrees with LASD that the court should deny Bullis Charter School’s motion. However, we don’t think the district has done everything it should to protect the interests of all students, in particular those who are entitled to special consideration, including special needs kids, English language learners and low-income children who have not always had access to quality educational opportunities.”
For the full story, pick up the Aug. 8 edition of the Town Crier.