LASD calls for 'pause' in litigation with Bullis Around Town, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Feb 15, 2013 at 6:05 am
The head of the Los Altos School District's board of has proposed halting all litigation between his district and Bullis Charter School, at least temporarily, so that the two organizations can focus on negotiations. The suggestion appears to be a non-starter with the charter school.
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Posted by Concerned, a resident of another community, on Feb 15, 2013 at 9:57 am
While they are investigating who was accepted to Bullis, they should also look at whether or not those families donated money to Bullis BEFORE their child was accepted. This should include mid-year acceptances as well.
Posted by Parent, a resident of another community, on Feb 15, 2013 at 11:38 am
Yep! We know parents in the Los Altos Hills who are in Palo Alto school district who were approached by BCS and told they could get a spot without a problem. We know other families who got in when there was supposedly no spot in a certain grade. They claim their financial records are readily available but try asking to see them and get a copy. No luck! How much are teachers paid? How much of her personal loan has Wanny (principal) paid back? How much do they spend on PR? It's a supposedly public school - show me where my money is going!
Posted by Art Wildwood, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Feb 15, 2013 at 6:24 pm
I must admit to limited knowledge of how this situation arose but do agree that the charter school movement is overrated to say the least. I would like to know how one could help "detach" the Bullis operation from public funds so it can go its merry way with its own private funding - or fold. I hope other readers of this article will send sensible suggestions for me - and others.
Posted by We'll Find Out, a resident of another community, on Feb 19, 2013 at 9:34 am
Tones from Bullis certainly have calmed once people started demanding a full accounting of their financials and admissions. This info would either prove Bullis is on the "Up and up" or it would prove it is not.
So, lets step up to the plate Bullis. Open the books to a 3rd party accounting firm, let them report their finding and shut everyone up...I dare you.