Thank you so much to everyone who came out last night to speak and listen at the LAUSD-sponsored meeting to discuss the possible occupation of a Citizens of the World Charter Corporation school on our campus. The meeting drew over 100 people, and our LAUSD board member Bennett Kayser was in attendance as well. It was an evening of positive and passionate sentiment for our neighborhood school, with Micheltorena parents, teachers, and Silver Lake community members speaking up in opposition to a divided campus. We will continue to post updates on the situation as it unfolds on our website, in emails, and on the Micheltorena Facebook page. For those of you who couldn’t make it to the meeting, thank you so much for your emails and letters you have sent on behalf of our school. The outpouring of support from the community has been tremendous, and we here at Micheltorena remain positive and hopeful for a successful outcome to this crisis!
The date has been set for the LAUSD-sponsored community meeting to discuss the possible co-location of Citizens of the World Charter on the Micheltorena campus:
Micheltorena Street Elementary Auditorium
1511 Micheltorena Street
Los Angeles, LA 90026
Coordinated by LAUSD Community Relations, 213-241-6523
We invite and encourage ALL concerned community members to attend this meeting and to show support for an undivided Micheltorena campus. As many of you know, the Micheltorena staff and parent leadership are strongly opposed to sharing our campus with a charter school. To be clear, this is not an opposition to Citizens of the World Charter, or to charter schools in general. We are opposed to sharing our campus because we feel that splitting the campus will fracture our school community and inhibit further growth and improvement efforts at the school. On a more urgent note, it would halt our ability to start a dual-language program at our school, which is planned to begin for the 2012-2013 school year.