ICEF Building Permanent Quarters for View Park Schools in South LA
LA School Report | July 25, 2013
ICEF Public Schools, a network of K-12 charter schools that focus on sending African American and Latino students from south Los Angeles to leading colleges, is planning to create permanent facilities for its flagship family of schools, View Park elementary, middle and high schools.
“Our teachers and staff will have the resources they need and our students will have access to world-class facilities, which enables us to keep our focus on academics,” said ICEF’s chief executive, Parker Hudnut. “Permanent facilities also demonstrate ICEF’s commitment to providing excellent neighborhood schools to the families in the surrounding community.” ICEF stands for Inner City Education Foundation.
Currently, ICEF’s View Park High School and Middle School are located at 5701 S. Crenshaw Blvd. ICEF plans to acquire the current property and expand the high school, using $10.5 million in tax-exempt bond funding through the California School Finance Authority. The middle school will be co-located for the 2013-14 school year at Crenshaw High School.
An additional $22 million in tax-exempt bond funding has been approved through the CSFA. This will allow ICEF to develop a permanent facility for the middle and elementary school. ICEF say it wants to complete this project for the start of the 2014-15 school year. For the 2013-14 school year, the elementary school will remain in its current locations.