Ugh, I am still recovering from last night’s four-hour city council meeting. Nothing like settling in for the long haul after you see that the one thing you’re covering is the last on a long agenda.
But that’s a story for next week. This week: I was on the front page!
Okay, so it’s technically a double byline, but screw it; I wrote about the third rail of Los Altos school politics, it got put on the front page, and I didn’t die.
My predecessor put together a timeline of the clash between the Los Altos School District and Bullis Charter School that was a lifesaver for me when I took over the schools beat. It spans nearly two decades, but the tl;dr of it is that some people are Team Charter, some people are Team District, and they called a five-year ceasefire four years ago after years of dueling lawsuits about facilities.
You’d think that covering the district-charter divide would be enough for one week. But no, the rest of the schools were busy which meant that I was, too.