Parents deliver 4K letters to LAUSD Board
Parents and teachers deliver letters in support of charter schools facing renewal.
School leaders and parents call for high-performing schools to be kept open.
Parents, teachers, and school leaders from eight Alliance College-Ready Public Schools facing renewal from LAUSD gathered outside LAUSD headquarters today to deliver 4,000 letters to the Board in support of their high-performing, innovative schools. The LAUSD Board has the power to vote to renew or not renew charter schools at set intervals. This call from parents and teachers comes days after Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan High School was named a National Blue Ribbon School. “Communities across Los Angeles rely on these schools, which provide an exceptional education to nearly 13,000 students. Thanks to the hard work of our parents, teachers, staff, Alliance scholars are achieving strong academic results that prepare them for college and beyond,” said Alliance CEO Dan Katzir. “4,000 supporters wrote to their LAUSD board members because they know how valuable these schools are, and we believe the Board will listen to their words.” “My child deserves a great school, as all children do,” added Julie Colomes a parent at Alliance Leichtman-Levine Family Foundation Environmental Science High School. “We’re proud to speak together as one voice, parents from across Los Angeles, on why these schools matter. Our message to LAUSD is simple: renew our schools.” Daisy Jauregui, a teacher at Alliance Morgan Mckinzie High School, continued, saying, “Our innovative work supporting student achievement and establishing a culture of social justice is something you don’t find at many schools. I love working at my Alliance school, and I hope the LAUSD Board will listen to parents and teachers and allow that work to continue. It’s paying dividends for children in need all across our city.”