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LIVE BLOG: Los Altos School Board Special Meeting, Jan. 30, 2013

The Los Altos School Board votes Wednesday night on the preliminary facilities offer that it will send to the Bullis Charter School, part of the Prop. 39 process.

 

Update:

The Los Altos School District Board voted to to prepare a preliminary facilities offer that splits the Bullis Charter School between Egan Jr. High School and Blach Intermediate School. 

The board approved the configuration of grades Kindergarten to 5th at Egan School and grades 6th to 8th at Blach. 

The board approved a resolution that describes the findings on which the facilities offer is based. It describes the five options, the public input received over several meetings, and the process of ultimately narrowing the options down to the Egan-Blach split option. It also highlighted the educational and safety reasons for the split campus option. 

Before the board took its vote, Bullis Charter School Board member John Phelps addressed the LASD board, urging it to meet with members of the BCS board to work out a short-term solution by the Prop. 39-deadlines, and a pathway to a longterm solution.

Several members of the public, primarily Bullis Charter School parents and Los Altos Hills Town Councilmember Courtenay C. Corrigan, whose children also attend BCS, requested that the LASD board meet with the Bullis Charter School as invited. 

Several local officials were in the audience besides Phelps and Corrigan. They included Santa Clara County School Board President Grace Mah, Los Altos Mayor Jarrett Fishpaw, Los Altos Hills Council member John Radford and recently elected Mountain View City Council member John McAlister, a local businessman.

After the meeting adjourned, many of those officials remained to make acquaintance and chat informally. LASD Board President Doug Smith and LASD Trustee Tamara Logan conversed with Phelps and Radford.

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As parents continue to lobby board members of the Los Altos School District and the Bullis Charter School to meet and hammer out short-term and long-term facilties agreements, the state-mandated process required by Prop. 39 continues.

Los Altos Patch is live-blogging this special meeting, which the LASD Board is holding to make its formal vote on the preliminary facilities offer to Bullis Charter School that is due by Feb. 1.

The meeting is 7 p.m. in the LASD board room at 201 Covington Road.

Follow along here from home or office, via CoverItLive and Patch reporting.

David January 31, 2013 at 05:43 AM
This is good, that the various City Councils are involved in this. LASD BoT asked for it and now they got it. With the Sunshine it will be good for the outcome. No more secret last minute decisions. Just public last minute decisions.

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