Saturday, October 13, 2012

A favorable ruling for LASD

One follow-up to my earlier post about the District's cross-complaint.

There was a ruling issued in Los Angeles yesterday that addresses some of the key questions of the LASD/BCS case.  In particular, the appellate ruling says that:

  • Local elected officials and the community have a right to manage their resources locally, and the courts should generally defer to their judgement
  • Prop 39 does not grant charter schools their "first pick" of the District facilities
  • In allocating facilities, the District is entitled to consider the impact on ALL students, and does not need to put charter school children ahead of traditional in-District students.
The timing for this ruling couldn't be better.  I've attached it for folks to read if they'd like.

(Link to LAUSD ruling)