August 23, 2013: Bullis Charter School has signed the Facilities Use Agreement with the Los Altos School District "under duress" and children are in the classrooms.
Meanwhile the sharing of school facilities between school district and their charters -- as required by law passed by Proposition 39 -- in increasingly a contentious issue.
KPCC public radio in Los Angeles reports this morning:
The Los Angeles Unified School District filed papers with the state Supreme Court this week opposing a claim by charter schools that the district is hogging space on campuses, in violation of a voter-approved initiative.
“Charter schools receive the poor facilities," said Richardo Soto, an attorney with the California Charter Schools Association, which filed the appeal. “They don’t get the cream of crop - to the extent that it exists at the school district."
The case involves co-location – when a charter and traditional public school share a school site. The situation was created by Proposition 39, approved by California voters in 2000. It requires districts to allow charters to operate on traditional school grounds. About 77 charters currently share space with traditional L.A. Unified schools....