Washington Prep Removed from Public School Choice

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November 10, 2011 LAUSD announced this week that Washington Prep High School will no longer be part of the third round of Public School Choice. It is one of 11 focus schools that were recently removed.

At this point Public School Choice is moving forward as originally outlined, with charter schools applying side by side with in-district applicant teams for both new and focus schools.

We are still concerned that the LAUSD board will seek to extend the negotiations, even though Superintendent Deasy has made it clear that there isn't enough time to do that for PSC 3.0 if the schools must be ready to open to fall. Yet because we believe PSC has the potential to provide systemic reform, we are encouraging qualified charter leaders to engage full-steam ahead.