Save Egan-Keep Our Neighborhood School!

Save Egan-Keep Our Neighborhood School!

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Margie Winter started this petition to Los Altos School District

On and off over the last 15 years, Los Altos School District (LASD) and Bullis Charter School (BCS) have been in disputes over facilities. Time and again, the community urged both parties to come to a long term agreement that will afford us a future of peace and stability that will benefit all of our schools and students. The proposed agreement that is set to be accepted by the end of April 2019 will close Egan Jr High, the sole public junior high school in all of Los Altos. The current Egan campus will be turned over to BCS, which will increase traffic by 3 times. This will also force Egan students, many of whom currently walk/ride to school, to cross the busy and dangerous intersection of El Camino and San Antonio or be driven to school. The neighborhood of North Los Altos will not be able to sustain the increased traffic flow and the property values will drop as there is no longer a neighborhood junior high school within walking distance. The proposed agreement has numerous drawbacks all of which are aimed at the Town of Los Altos in general as well as the majority of the students in Los Altos who attend public schools.

Here are the broad parameters of the proposed agreement:

*By no sooner than 2023, BCS would have exclusive use of 16 of the 18.83 acres that comprise the Egan Junior High Campus.
*LASD would preserve 2.83 acres of the Egan campus for affordable teacher housing.
*BCS would cap its enrollment at 1,111 students, roughly equivalent to its projected enrollment for the 2019-20 school year.
*After the construction of a new junior high school facility on the 10th site, slotted to be finished no sooner than Fall 2023, the current Egan Junior High would be relocated to the new site. LASD expects to acquire the 10th site by the close of this school year.

At the next meeting of the LASD Board of Trustees on April 8, 2019 at 7:00pm, the Board will review this proposed agreement crafted by the mediation team. At this meeting, not only will the rest of the board be able to ask questions and provide feedback, but the public will also have the opportunity to review the proposal and give input.

Please note, this board meeting will not be the end of the public input process. Superintendent Baier and Board Trustees plan to visit all of the public school sites to listen to feedback from parents and staff alike.

You may also email the Board at trustees@lasdschools.org.

Egan is a long standing foundation in the Los Altos community. To close the school and move it to Mountain View would not only take away our only public junior high, but would change the neighborhood dynamic as well as increase traffic flow to an unmanageable level. We must preserve our award-winning public schools.


Please sign this petition, email the Board and be present at all the meetings-we must preserve our neighborhood schools!

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