The California Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from the Los Altos School District on Jan. 18, effectively ending the years long battle over equitable apportionment between the district and Bullis Charter School.
In October 2011, a California court of appeal reversed the decision of a Santa Clara County trial court, which had found that the Los Altos School District had provided fair and equitable resources to the charter school.
The court's latest decision was celebrated by officials at Bullis Charter School who said that the ruling was a precedent setting victory for charter schools across the state.
"This case was not only of great importance of the families and children at our school," said Ken Moore, chair of the board of directors at Bullis. "It's also an important message throughout the state that public school students that choose to attend a charter school program do not give up their rights to be treated equally to their peers who attend district-run programs."
Officials from the Los Altos School District could not immediately be reached for comment. However, in a press release issued by the district, superintendent Jeffrey Baier said, "With this dispute coming to a close, we look forward to continuing our commitment to providing the opportunity for an outstanding education for all the students residing within the LASD boundaries."