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Bullis passes on litigation 'pause'

Original post made on Mar 4, 2013

Litigation won't stop while negotiations over school facilities continue between Bullis Charter School and the Los Altos School District.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, March 4, 2013, 1:54 PM

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Posted by Stop Litigation
a resident of The Crossings
on Mar 4, 2013 at 2:15 pm

I don't get it ... what's the problem with a 90-day pause. It doesn't mean that litigation is dropped. It just means that we give the boards a chance to negotiate without a dagger over thier heads. If it works out, BCS gets stability for the next several(?) years, money is saved and everyone is ahead ... (except the lawyers, I guess)

If it doesn't work out, litigation resumes. 90-days is lost in a 10-year battle. That's it!

I can't believe that the BCS board is being so stubborn.

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Posted by MV resident
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Mar 4, 2013 at 2:26 pm

I'm sure Arturo Gonzalez is laughing his a$$ off right now. He's the BCS attorney, and he's the only one who's going to gain from this.

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Posted by Wretch
a resident of Castro City
on Mar 4, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Open all financial records and admission records for BCS now!!!
Its fine toothed comb time. Its not only who they let in, its also who they keep out and why. Disgusting.

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Posted by Newman
a resident of another community
on Mar 4, 2013 at 3:09 pm

BCS does an all out PR campaign saying it's ready to compromise and accept a two campus split but then files a facility request for a single site and asking that Covington be closed and given to BCS. Who believes anything BCS says anymore?

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Posted by Michael
a resident of another community
on Mar 4, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Artie needs a new boat. Full Sue Ahead! Keep pumpin' in the money wealthy contributors. One day we'll be able to put names to the people who are so actively trying to ruin the LASD.

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Posted by Living on a Prayer
a resident of The Crossings
on Mar 4, 2013 at 6:12 pm

LASD patriots - did you really think BCS would pause litigation? If so, I've got some Groupon stock at $20/share I want to sell you. Your school board showed up at the OK Coral w/ a bunch of Ginsu knives and you have no idea the other side has Transformer alien technology and will continue to play you until they get what they want. 10yrs - who cares. What's another 10 to them - they can outspend you, outwait you, outlawyer you, out PR you.

In Sun Tzu's Art of War, one of the central tenets is to not fight a fight you can't win. First the Gardner Bullis moms, then the Santa Rita ones, and finally the Covington folks have slowly woken up to realize they are standing near that Florida sink hole. Well ask your blogger Doug Smith or your VC Mark Goines what they plan to do about it. Other than hope that Ken Moore is going to cave, what's the strategy here? Ken Moore isn't going to cave. Ken Moore is going to take you to the woodshed. So give it up... Blach and Stepping Stones is an easy trade. Better that spot than all those other candidates.

Wise up and make the trade. If the 49ers can trade Alex Smith and bet on Colin Kapernick, so can you.

Otherwise, the rest of us and just watch this train wreck like it's a bad YouTube video - but guess what - this Harlem Shake is on you.

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Posted by Local Laywer
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Mar 4, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Given the BCS litigation mindset no matter what the cost or result -- that Sunnyvale property is looking like a better and better option no matter what the price of the campus. At least we can improve local school traffic congestion while BCS litigates that campus choice.

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Posted by Pat
a resident of another community
on Mar 5, 2013 at 10:51 am

Sounds like a rich person who inherited money and never earned it wants to destroy the great LASD.

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Posted by Phil
a resident of The Crossings
on Mar 5, 2013 at 11:08 am

BCS paused litigation for the mediated solution sessions which came to absolutely nothing. The result? Everything was delayed another school year. I don't think the BCS board was willing to fall for that same trick twice, and I don't want my kids spending another year in the most cramped campus in the district that is not even remotely comparable to what the rest of the kids in LASD enjoy. The LASD board demanding that litigation be paused before they'll even come to the table and talk about possible solutions outside of Prop 39 is irresponsible.

LASD is a great school district, but it's not for everyone. My oldest went to Santa Rita and wasn't doing well there so we applied to BCS and got in. BCS is a great resource for our community, especially for those kids who aren't doing well either academically or socially at their assigned LASD school (and it works both ways, kids who don't do well at BCS can switch to LASD). BCS is one of the top schools in the state. LASD is one of the top districts in the state. Win-win.

I wish we could get past this, but it appears that litigation is the *only* way to get the LASD board to move. The LASD Board been "planning" on finding a permanent home for BCS since 2005. Enough is enough.

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Posted by LASD Parent
a resident of another community
on Mar 5, 2013 at 11:08 am

The district should only give them the minimum of what is legally required. Let the semi-private charter school litigate. They will lose.

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Posted by Kidding, right?
a resident of The Crossings
on Mar 7, 2013 at 10:37 am

No disagreement - kids need good schools and I need a more interesting life.

However, BCS already has a perfectly good (and compliant) school, but this much is clear -- they are not and will never be satisfied unless they take over an LASD school. Instead of holding a 10year grudge, maybe BCS management needs to get a life?

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