Sunday, April 7, 2013

LAUSD issues offers to charters at local traditional school campuses No charter petitions offered at Venice High, Mark Twain and Westminster | Argonaut Newspaper

LAUSD issues offers to charters at local traditional school campuses No charter petitions offered at Venice High, Mark Twain and Westminster | Argonaut Newspaper:


LAUSD issues offers to charters at local traditional school campuses No charter petitions offered at Venice High, Mark Twain and Westminster

BACK AGAIN – Marina Del Rey Middle School teacher Naomi Roth (center in back row) lost her journalism room to Goethe International School two years ago. Now Goethe, after initially planning to leave the school, has accepted LAUSD’s offer to colocate for another year at the middle school.
BACK AGAIN – Marina Del Rey Middle School teacher Naomi Roth (center in back row) lost her journalism room to Goethe International School two years ago. Now Goethe, after initially planning to leave the school, has accepted LAUSD’s offer to colocate for another year at the middle school.
By Gary Walker
Charter operators seeking new homes for the 2013-14 school year recently received the names of locations that they will consider as part of a state law that allows these schools to share facilities and use classrooms on campuses where the Los Angeles Unified School District deems them available.
The Westside, in particular District 4, has become a highly desirable place for charter supporters in recent years.
While at least six local schools could have a charter sharing their campus in August, three are not on the final summary list, which contains the names of the schools where LAUSD is offering space.
Venice High School and Mark Twain Middle School in Mar Vista joined Westminster Avenue Elementary School in Venice as schools that did not make the list, which was released April 2.
Prop. 39, a 2000 voter approved ballot measure, provides charter operators with the opportunity to have space on traditional school campuses where classrooms are considered underutilized or vacant. School districts tender offers to charters at schools where these classrooms exist and charters then determine to accept or deny them.
While it is state law, not all campus-sharing, or colocation, arrangements have gone smoothly

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