The silver lining in this continuing Bullis Charter School fiasco is that they never did get the primary thing they wanted: a location for their school in Los Altos Hills.
According to Google Maps, it is 2.1 miles between the current Bullis Charter School site and the Gardner Bullis site (which the charter school has coveted since 2003). Given the school year is about 180 days long and they have 466 students, that adds up to about 176,000 extra miles driven in their luxury SUVs each year by Bullis parents. Of course this is a maximum. We need to subtract out for carpooling (it could happen, right?), families that live closer, and of course all school-sponsored international field trips.
Even worse, they are slumming it in a neighborhood whose average property value is well south of $1 million. And it's but a short walk to where the people who clean their houses and tend their gardens hang out looking for work. I guess it's good to show the kids how the lower middle class lives. Just keep the doors locked as you drive through!
Reading over their filings and re-filings on the fight over Prop 39 "reasonably equivalent facilities" is amusing. If Narcotics Anonymous was right in that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, then the Bullis admins are certifiably insane. I know, when you get everything you want in life, it's hard to accept when the world seems to turn upside-down and—gasp!—you don't get what you want. I'm sure these feelings are all new and confusing for you. But I have faith that you will move past the denial, anger, bargaining, and finally get to depression. Oh right, and then of course acceptance. Sure, if you want. But depression for sure.
So here's the strange thing—BCS got what they wanted 4 years ago: a public school in Los Altos Hills. If they acted rationally, dropped the charter, and re-enrolled their kids in LASD, they could walk/bike their kids to school. They could save all the time and money spent driving up and down San Antonio Road. They wouldn't have to pay the additional $5000 in yearly tuition per student (oh, I'm sorry, "suggested donation"), and they wouldn't have to deal with all this charter paperwork.
Note to BCS: you won. You got what you wanted. Gardner Bullis is a public school in Los Altos Hills. Why are you still fighting as if you lost? Ah well, there's no accounting for irrational spite I suppose. Enjoy your daily drive to your reasonably equivalent trailer park in the slums of Los Altos!
(A note of clarification: when I say "reasonably equivalent trailer park in the slums of Los Altos", I am taking literary license for effect. In no way am I implying that the LASD is purposefully giving Bullis charter school inferior facilities at the furthest reaches of the district just because BCS are a bunch of arrogant, entitled assholes.)