January 2013 Update: CCSA v. LAUSD (Prop. 39 Litigation)

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January 25, 2013 On Tuesday, January 22, 2013, CCSA filed a Petition for Rehearing in the California Court of Appeal requesting that the Court reconsider its decision in CCSA's Prop. 39 litigation against the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) issued on December 7, 2012, which the Court decided to publish on January 4, 2013.

In the opinion, the Court upheld LAUSD's use of "norming ratios" when determining classroom offers for charter schools, finding that the practice is "consistent with the intent of Proposition 39." CCSA's Request for Rehearing asks the Court to reconsider its decision based on errors of law as well as a failure to consider important facts and evidence that support CCSA's position that the use of norming ratios does not comply with law. CCSA is currently assessing further potential next steps. We will update you accordingly.

As you may recall, CCSA prevailed in the Superior Court on June 27 in its challenge of LAUSD's use of the "norming ratios" to allocate classroom space, rather than adhering to the Prop. 39 regulations - which govern the allocation of classroom space.

Please contact Phillipa Altmann at (213) 244-1446 x245 if you have any questions.