By Jason Song – LA Times | http://bit.ly/74i4Vc
Charter organizations, nonprofits and teachers groups have until midnight to submit applications to take over 30 new or struggling campuses. The superintendent will make recommendations next month.
12 Jan -- The Los Angeles city school district on Monday began receiving applications from inside and outside groups seeking to take over 30 new or struggling campuses.
Groups that filed letters of intent to apply for the schools in the fall had to file their requests electronically before midnight tonight. The district is scheduled to announce how many applications they received today.
The Los Angeles Unified Board of Education voted in August to allow outside operators, including charter schools, to apply for control of 18 new and 12 low-performing campuses. Groups of teachers have prepared applications for some schools, and United Teachers Los Angeles has filed a from taking over the new campuses.
Several outside groups, including some charter organizations and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's nonprofit Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, had said they would submit applications. Supt. Ramon C. Cortines will review the applications before making recommendations to the school board in February. >>>more>>>