A vote for plutocracy
Original post made on Dec 20, 2007
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on Dec 20, 2007 at 10:28 pm
C'mon... LASD created this problem themselves... if they had just listened to the community input and put the charter school up at the Bullis-Purissima site, we wouldn't be in this mess in the first place... hey... even the Los Altos Hills Mayor said they wanted Bullis Charter School up there rather than an LASD school. Plus, they'd be saving money and opening up the existing charter school campus for a future school for the northern part of the district.
You need to look at the district's finances... they stink... they are in serious financial trouble and cannot afford to be opening up Bullis-Purissima in the first place.
on Dec 21, 2007 at 3:07 am
Frustrated LASD Parent
One quick correction: LASD listened to some of its community input.... the wealthiest one. The Los Altos Hills Mayor was the first to congratulate the District for reopening Bullis Purissima as a full K-6 and with contiguous boundaries.
Putting Bullis Charter at Bullis Purissima might have been the right solution for the whole district. However, given the choices made, Bullis Charter School is not acting responsibly with the whole District.
The very wealthy get 2 neighboorhood schools. The rest of the District pays for both, fits the mounting legal bills while watching their kids being uprooted from their current schools.
I share your concern over finances. Don't you think it strenghten the call for LASD to at least freeze its June decisions?