February 2013 Update: CCSA v. LAUSD (Prop. 39 Litigation)
February 18, 2013 On Wednesday, February 13, 2013, CCSA filed a Petition for Review in the California Supreme Court asking it to review the recent Court of Appeal decision in the CCSA v. LAUSD Prop. 39 Litigation. In that decision, the Court of Appeal upheld LAUSD's use of "norming ratios" when determining classrooms offers for charter schools, finding that the practice is "consistent with the intent of Proposition 39."
CCSA's Petition for Review urges the Supreme Court to consider whether LAUSD may disregard statewide regulations adopted by the State Board of Education for the purpose of implementing Prop. 39, in its own discretion, and use a different methodology to determine classroom offers to charter schools.
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. The Court of Appeals reversed that decision as outlined above. On January 22, 2013 CCSA filed a Request for Rehearing that asked the Court of Appeal to reconsider its decision. The Court of Appeals denied that request on January 29, 2013. We will continue to update you.
Please contact Phillipa Altmann at (213) 244-1446 x245 if you have any questions.