Los Altos School District to Detail Option For Bullis Charter School Students to Share Space at Egan and Covington

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At tonight’s LASD board meeting, board members will be discussing possible modifications to its facilities offer which include exploring the possibility of sharing Covington Elementary School with Bullis Charter School’s K-6 students.  Bullis’ 7-8 grade students would remain at the Egan school site.

The public portion of the meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. at Egan Junior High (note: not the district office or the Covington multi).

Per LASD website, background on the  is below:

On February 1 the district presented a preliminary offer of facilities for 2012-13 to Bullis Charter School.  On March 1 the charter school delivered a response to the district’s offer.  The district is required by state law to take into account the charter school’s response when making its final offer on or before April 1.

In light of the charter school’s response and objections to the preliminary offer, and the recent Court of Appeals decision, the Board will explore as a possible solution an offer to share a K–6 campus with the charter school’s K–6 students, specifically the Covington campus, and leave the charter school 7th and 8th grade students at the Egan site.  Below is a DRAFT example of a shared Covington campus, with portable buildings added to provide enough space for both Covington and BCS students and staff.  It is important to note that this is just one of many possible configurations the Board is considering and will be discussing in open session as part of this agenda item.  Also below are maps of Egan and Blach showing the placement of classrooms under the district’s preliminary offer.

Click for LASD Board Meeting Agenda 3:19:2012

Click for LASD Press Release over facilities sharing

See below for photos of the proposed site changes:

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