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Mountain View Voice

Opinion - December 14, 2007

A vote for plutocracy

Hills residents now have two neighborhood schools — while others have none

by Serge Bonte

On Nov. 26, the Santa Clara County Board of Education allowed the Bullis Charter School to amend its enrollment procedure to favor a portion of Los Altos Hills — the former Bullis-Purissima attendance area — over the rest of the Los Altos School District, which includes parts of Mountain View.

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Serge Bonte lives on Lloyd Way.

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Posted by Frustrated LASD Parent
a resident of another community
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.


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Posted by LASD Parent
a resident of Cuesta Park
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?