Here are all of the legal documents that the Los Altos School District submitted to the court in reponse the recent legal action by BCS. There's a lot there.
The core arguments:
- The current facilities offer complies with Prop 39 and with the recent court order.
- BCS' significant private funding (they spend 60% per student compared to LASD) gives it an unfair advantage. That must be accounted for in determiniing equitable sharing of facilities. In this extreme case, BCS would be entitled no facilities.
- At a minimum, either the private funding must be accounted for or dismissed from both BCS and LASD in determining reasonable equivalence. It is not fair for LASD facilities paid for by private donations to set the bar for what BCS is entitled to.
- Finally, admissions, funding, and operations make it work more like a private school than a public one. Therefore BCS has unclean hands and is entitled to no relief of any of its claims, even if they have merit.
There's definitely a lot in there. One thing I found of particular interest is Eric Lundberg's statement which details exactly why the loans to BCS Principal Wanny Hersey were illegal.
I am also happy to see that a few brave parents stepped up and put themselves out there in the public eye detailing how their children were unfairly treated by BCS due to special needs. I know this is just the tip of the iceberg, but gives a very important glimpse into the discriminatory inner workings of BCS.