No outside groups apply to run South Bay and Harbor Area LAUSD schools up for bid
By Melissa Pamer, Daily Breeze Staff Writer | http://bit.ly/v1brnY
11/21/2011 06:07:18 PM PST = Once again, no outside groups have applied to run Los Angeles Unified campuses in the South Bay and Harbor Area that are up for bid by nonprofit and charter management groups.
The school district on Monday released a list of applicants to run 25 new and academically troubled campuses that are a part of the third iteration of the district's controversial Public School Choice process.
Carson High School attracted applications from three groups - all internal. The Local District 8 office applied, as did two teacher groups that hope to run "pilot" schools within the larger high school.
The new Harry Bridges Span School, a K-8 campus set to open in August in Wilmington, attracted only the interest of Local District 8.
Central Region Elementary School No. 22, under construction in Playa Vista and also set to commence classes next year, was removed from the list of Public School Choice 3.0 campuses in May. That decision came at the direction of the Board of Education because the school will draw students from existing campuses that score above the state goal of 800 on the Academic Performance Index.
In previous rounds of Public School Choice, few local campuses drew applicants from charter organizations.
The district received 58 applications for the schools listed in this round. For more information, go to http://publicschoolchoice.lausd.net.
“The school district on Monday released a list of applicants…”
As of this posting – Tuesday morning – there is no “more information” on the PSC or LAUSD OFFICE OF (lack of) COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA RELATIONS web sites and no other press outlet has picked up the story.
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