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Why LASD has no alternative schools?

Why LASD has no alternative schools?

Before charters existed, diverse “alternative education” movements roiled through the US public education system for over 100 years.  California in the 1980’s and 1990’s was rife with dozens of different philosophical approaches to education. In those day parents in several of our local districts successfully lobbied their districts to let them create various alternative programs, […]

School City Facilities Sharing – Paris Tennessee Style

School City Facilities Sharing – Paris Tennessee Style

Thirty people have written a open letter to the Los Altos City Council suggesting putting a school on the Hillview-Civic Center site to ease the Los Altos School Districts “facilities/land shortage problem.”  The Town Crier has promoted their school city facilities sharing suggestion by publishing their letter it its Other Voices section.  FYI, a school […]

Hillview Community Center Bought for Reuse as a School

Hillview Community Center Bought for Reuse as a School

The ambitious 18 acre Los Altos Civic Center Master Plan devised 2009 is in limbo.  It was soundly rejected in polling in 2010. Our Los Altos city council has reacted to the rejection of the master plan in city polls and has decided to plan to build ONLY a new community center as a first […]

LASD Final Offer 2014-15 – Some Improvement for BCS

LASD Final Offer 2014-15 – Some Improvement for BCS

On March 31 the LASD Board heard about 20 Bullis Charter School parents plead again for enough space to accommodate the expected 673 in-district enrollment at Egan and Blach.  But the Board clung to its low-ball 605  enrollment projection and to its probably illegal method of calculating and allocating “shared facilities”at Blach.  BCS spokespersons say […]

LASD Final Offer 2014-15 – Will BCS be Shortchanged again tonite?

LASD Final Offer 2014-15 – Will BCS be  Shortchanged again tonite?

The LASD Board released Final Offer (FO) documents on Friday March 28, in advance of the public meeting tonite March 31. Basically the FO is the same as the Prelim, except for leaving all portables on the BCS Egan campus, instead of removing 3 of them as threatened in the Prelim. There seems to be […]

Bullis Charter School Parents Speak Out March 24

Bullis Charter School Parents Speak Out March 24

Below are selected paraphrased key points made by 30 or so Bullis Charter School parents speaking  to the LASD Board as it prepared to consider the Prop 39 Final Offer for the Bullis Charter Schools 2014-15 school year at the March 24, 2014 Board meeting.   There are full remarks from 3 parents. Lalahpolitico intersperses some […]

Bullis Charter School to Reveal Registrant Info In June

Bullis Charter School to Reveal Registrant Info In June

At the March 21 LASD board meeting, BCS Trustee  Sang Yoo agreed to reveal new applicant/registrant information – as has been repeated requested by LASD to “document” BCS forecasts – but not till June. At that time, LASD should add extra portables to meet the documented demand.

Transcript Bullis Charter School & LASD Third Long-Term Discussion – Sept. 18

Transcript Bullis Charter School & LASD Third Long-Term Discussion – Sept. 18

Don’t have time or the stomach to watch the whole City of Los Altos Hill video of this Bullis Charter School – LASD meeting on Sept. 18? Try skimming or reading this very lightly edited transcript below. It’s much faster. Or try the reporter summary of the Sept. 18 meeting discussion in this post. The […]

Bullis Charter School to LASD – We Don’t Want a Shiny New School

Bullis Charter School to LASD – We Don’t Want a Shiny New School

SHORT SUMMARY: Little was accomplished at the third meeting of the long-term facilities planning discussion, which included Doug Smith and Tamara Logan of Los Altos School District and Peter Evan and Francis LaPoll of BCS, with Gary Waldeck, council member, City of LAH acting as moderator. At the Sept. 18 meeting, only a single point […]

BCS, Blach, Gardner, Montclaire — similar stats on disadvantaged students

BCS, Blach, Gardner, Montclaire — similar stats on disadvantaged students

UPDATE Sept. 18, 2013. LASD trustee Doug Smith rattled off some School Disadvantaged Students Comparison data on Monday, Sept. 16,  but did not provide handouts or URLs. He used it to claim that BCS is not “inclusive” compared to comparable schools, and some bond voters will vote down a bond because of this “fact.” Lalahpolitico […]

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