Parents Choose L.A. Unified-Charter Partnership to Run School

Friday, April 12, 2013

Parents at 24th Street Elementary School have overwhelmingly chosen a partnership between the Los Angeles Unified School District and a charter operator to run the persistently low-performing Jefferson Park campus.

Among those eligible to cast ballots, 80% chose a district collaboration with Crown Preparatory Academy, which already runs a middle school out of surplus classrooms on the campus.

Next fall, the district will manage kindergarten through fourth grade and the charter will handle students in grades five through eight.

"This is a very big day for parents," said Amabilia Villeda, a parent organizer, speaking in Spanish to parents gathered Wednesday at a local park. "I want to thank everyone for your support in making this day a reality."

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