Stoner parents challenging LAUSD for extending co-location deadline
Yet again, LA Unified finds itself in the soup because of a computer malfunction. Friends of Stoner, a group fighting to block the co-location of another charter school at Stoner Avenue Elementary in Palms, has met with lawyers to discuss legal options against LA Unified for extending the application deadline by three days. Frustrated Stoner...
By Vanessa Romo | March 20, 2015
2 LAUSD schools work together to solve their co-location issues
It’s an old story in LA Unified: Two schools are put together in one campus under the state co-location policy. The merger is always complicated and messier still when it’s a last-minute arranged marriage and neither side is consulted ahead of time about the partnership. It sometimes explodes into smithereens, as it did last year...
By Vanessa Romo | October 7, 2014
School Board Wants CA to Clarify Co-Location Rules
The School Board yesterday approved a motion by Steve Zimmer to ask state lawmakers to clarify the use of Proposition 39, a 2000 law mandating that public school space be shared equitably with charter schools. That law has lead to legal disputes between district schools and charters forced to share campuses as well as a...
By Hillel Aron | September 11, 2013
Morning Read: Board Votes to Limit President’s Terms
L.A. School Board Targets Garcia With Term-Limits Vote A narrow majority of Los Angeles Board of Education members voted Tuesday to set a limit of two consecutive years for the school board presidency. Unless the new rule is rescinded later, the decision would end the six-year run of current President Monica Garcia in July. LA...
By Samantha Oltman | March 20, 2013