Bullis expansion plans on hold due to pandemic

Daily Post Staff Writer

Bullis Charter School might have to stay in its current place at the Egan Junior High and Blach Intermediate School campuses for another two years.

The Los Altos school board decided Monday that the district should propose a two-year extension to the current facilities instead of finding a new longterm plan.

Superintendent Jeffrey Baier said the pandemic has made it more difficult to plan for the charter school’s future because of a limit on in-person meetings and constraints on the school district’s budget. Baier said it is also unclear how schools will operate next year because local health officials have said students might need to social distance or come to school on staggered schedules.

Francis La Poll, Bullis Charter School Board chair, said he understands why the district is suggesting the extension, given the bigger issue facing the community. He said the proposal seems reasonable, and the Bullis board will review it at their meeting next Monday.