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News - March 29, 2019

Bullis scraps plans to open new Mountain View charter school this fall

by Kevin Forestieri

Bullis Mountain View officials announced Thursday, March 21, that they will not open a new charter school in Mountain View this fall, accusing the Mountain View Whisman School District of imposing restrictive and vague requirements that made opening virtually impossible.

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Posted by dollarbin
a resident of Monta Loma
on Mar 30, 2019 at 1:13 am

dollarbin is a registered user.

The stated purpose of BMV was to serve low income students.

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Slide #8, bullet point #2: "Our intent is to mirror the demographics of the Mountain View Community, and our plan is to offer a priority enrollment for low income students."

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Posted by Quotas
a resident of another community
on Mar 30, 2019 at 10:27 am

the clumsy superintendent was saying that you could put a quota on and exclude some of the slots or openings from being filled if there weren't enough low-income kids to keep it at a certain quota of low-income composition. so like if they got 50 low-income kids they had a hundred and sixty slots that wouldn't be enough low-income kids so they have to leave 20 of the slots open even though there were non low-income kids applying and trying to get in at legally entitled to get in.

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Posted by Not surprised
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Mar 31, 2019 at 5:34 pm

Bullis never had any intention of opening a school that would be predominately low income kids. They knew that getting their charter approved would be difficult, so decided to come in under the radar and bait and switch their way into MV.

Basically, anyone who supports BMV are either deluded or a Trump follower. Either way, I’m glad that MVWSD will hold them accountable to their stated goals.

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