CCSA v. Los Angeles Unified School District (Measure Q)

Summary

On January 11, CCSA filed a petition for writ of mandate to compel LAUSD's compliance with the California Public Records Act and a complaint for reverse validation to void the decision of the Board to cut $88 million dollars from the charter school facility allocation under Measure Q.

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Case Overview

In 2008, LAUSD allocated $450 million of voter-approved Measure Q bonds to provide new seats through the acquisition, purchase, lease, construction, reconstruction, repair, rehabilitation, furnishing, and equipping of facilities for use as charter schools, and to furnish and equip charter-operated facilities.

Since that time, CCSA has attempted to work with the District in order to ensure that the promised funds could be utilized by charter schools. After a series of reductions to the allocation and failures to produce public records, on November 10, 2015, CCSA sent a letter with the LAUSD Board objecting to another reduction and requesting records justifying the reduction and showing how bond proceeds have been spent for charter schools. That day, LAUSD cut $88 million from Measure Q for charter school facilities, thereby reducing the funds allocated for charters to $225 million and breaking their commitment to voters.

On January 11, 2016 CCSA filed a petition for writ of mandate to compel LAUSD's compliance with the California Public Records Act and a complaint for reverse validation to void the decision of the Board to cut $88 million dollars from the charter school facility allocation under Measure Q.

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