LOS ANGELES, CA - The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) joined the Los Angeles public school community in expressing disappointment over Measure EE. The following statement is from Myrna Castrejón, president and CEO, CCSA:
“California’s public education system is in desperate need of more funding, which is why CCSA supported Measure EE. While we are disappointed with today’s results, we will continue to find common ground in our fight for more equitable funding for all public school students in Los Angeles and across the state.”
Measure EE would have required that every dollar goes directly to support Los Angeles public schools and students, including students who attend charter schools.
Measure EE was placed on the June 4 special election ballot by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of Education. Property owners would pay an additional 16 cents per square foot on buildings on which they currently pay property tax.
CCSA worked to increase the involvement of the charter school community in the public policy arena so that parents, teachers, and our communities across Los Angeles can access high quality non-profit charter schools. As part of this work, CCSA committed to ensuring that the entire Los Angeles charter school community was aware of the benefits of Measure EE.