MEDIA ADVISORY: Thousands of LAUSD Charter School Families Say NO to Proposed Charter Ban at District Headquarters

January 28, 2019

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Media Contact:
Brittany Chord Parmley, CCSA
Phone: 916-221-8588
Bparmley@ccsa.org

MEDIA ADVISORY

Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) charter public school students and families voices were completely disregarded during recent contract negotiations between LAUSD and the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA). To ensure their voices are heard, thousands of charter school students, families and community members will rally at LAUSD headquarters and say "NO" to the proposed charter ban TOMORROW, Tuesday, January 29 prior to the board vote.

For parents, the issue isn't about politics, it is about what their child needs and what learning environment will help them thrive. A charter school ban will unfairly target the most vulnerable students in Los Angeles.

In preparation for Tuesday's vote, charter parents and families have been making their voices heard to board members as well as Superintendent Beutner. Charter school students and families will also protest the office of LAUSD school board member Scott Schmerlson to urge him to do what's right for kids and vote NO on the resolution to ban charter schools. The protest will be held at 4 p.m. outside Schmerlson's office at 6621 Balboa Boulevard, Lake Balboa, California 91406.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 29

WHO & WHAT: Thousands charter public school families and advocates to rally at LAUSD Headquarters prior to the start of the LAUSD Board of Education meeting where members will vote on a resolution to ban charter schools.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 29, 11:30 a.m. - Rally begins, CCSA President and CEO Myrna Castrejón delivers remarks. At 1 p.m. - LAUSD board meeting begins.

WHERE: LAUSD Headquarters, 333 South Beaudry Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90017

VISUALS: Thousands of charter school parents, teachers and school leaders; Charter school marching bands and cheer squads; Remarks by Myrna Castrejón, president and CEO, CCSA