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Unhappy Bullis Accepts Split Facilities

Bullis Charter School prepares for classes at both Egan and Blach schools for the 2012-13 academic year.

 

The Bullis Charter School board, citing "deficiencies" in what the Los Altos School District was offering, formally accepted the facilities nonetheless Tuesday.

For the first time, the charter school will prepare to operate on two campuses. Both acreage and classroom space at Egan Jr. High School and Blach Intermediate School were offered to Bullis for use in whatever configuration it chose to arrange, for the 2012-13 school year.

"BCS is disappointed that the District ailed to cure the deficiencies that are in the District's Preliminary Offer of Facilities," read the letter of acceptance from Janet Medlin, a BCS board member, who added that the district had introduced "new deficiencies" in its final offer.

"However, BCS needs facilities to continue educating our public school children."

In years past, the charter school (BCS) has accepted the facilities offer, and subsequently sued the school district for failing to comply with Prop. 39. It was not known what BCS would do this year, though it met in closed session with counsel April 30 citing "anticipated litigation."

"We will continue to work  to work with your office to ensure that our students are provided reasonably equivalen facilities," Medlin closed the letter. 

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