CCSA Issues Statement on California Supreme Court Ruling in CCSA v. LAUSD (Prop 39)

April 9, 2015

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Today the California Supreme Court ruled that the Los Angeles Unified School District has been violating the regulations implementing Prop. 39, which guarantees access to school district facilities for charter public school students. The Court's decision affirms CCSA's position that the district's methodology was not legal or fair, and potentially denied classrooms to charter public school students. Prop. 39, an initiative adopted by voters, was intended to ensure that all students, including charter school students, fairly shared school districts facilities. This ruling requires L.A. Unified to make changes to its Prop 39 process in order to ensure that its method of allocating classrooms to all schools, including charter public schools, is lawful.

"We're greatly encouraged that the California Supreme Court validated the notion that public school facilities should be shared fairly with all kids," said Jed Wallace, president and CEO, California Charter Schools Association. "We will continue to work constructively and collaboratively to ensure that charter students have fair and equal access to classroom space. The charter school community played a strong role in helping to pass Prop. 39 in the first place, and our focus remains on ensuring quality facilities for all kids."