"[Bullis Charter School chairman] Ken [Moore]'s declaration... 'In support of the above goal of maintaining low visibility, I have asked the local newspapers to feel free to quote me, but not to use my likeness. In light of safety concerns and the simple fact that I am a parent volunteer, the local papers have honored my request.'
I contacted the Los Altos Town Crier, The Mountain View Voice, The Daily Post, and the San Jose Mercury News. Each and every one of these papers denied ever having had such an arrangement in place, or even having knowledge of any such request. In various ways most of them said the that the suggestion they would make such an agreement was preposterous.
I also asked Mr. Moore himself. He acknowledged that he had no such agreement with the Town Crier, but refused to elaborate on any discussions with other media outlets."
"BCS started by suggesting that Ken Moore was concerned for his safety. This was provably false, though... In an ex parte hearing with Judge Lucas, the BCS lawyers confessed that they wanted to prevent copying of the deposition '[b]ecause we believe there could be misuse, embarrassment, [and] harassment [of] our parent volunteers'".
Oh, and Doug just posted tonight that LASD prevailed and will not have to pay BCS legal fees. That is fantastic news for the public school students attending LASD schools. As for the donors who's contributions funded this failed legal attempt to commandeer a public school site, I suggest a pointed conversation with the BCS and BCS Foundation boards on how they are choosing to spend your money.