LAUSD Strikes Deal To Save Charters, Update Policies

LAUSD Strikes Deal To Save Charters, Update Policies

With significant assistance from Board Vice President Nick Melvoin, LAUSD and charter leaders reached a compromise agreement to save 11 charter schools from denial because of a policy dispute over language the district requires all charters to place in their petitions for approval and renewal.

The deal will allow charters to negotiate multi-year lease agreements for campus space and to have more predictability and transparency in terms of the rules and policies they will have to follow on an annual basis.

“This was a group of adults coming together on all sides to put kids first,” said Melvoin (BD4), who helped broker the agreement. He added that he hoped the resolution of the dispute would return everyone’s focus to “student achievement and what’s happening in classrooms, and not adult process questions that can unmoor us from that mission.”

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