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Charter Operators Sue L.A. District Over Refusal of Classroom Space
Two Los Angeles charter school operators last week sued the Los Angeles Unified School District, alleging that the school system has refused to provide them with adequate classroom space, as required by state law.
In separate lawsuits, Green Dot Public Schools and Partnerships to Uplift Communities, or PUC Schools, allege that district officials have failed to provide “reasonable offers of facilities,” as required by Proposition 39. That state ballot measure was passed by California voters in 2000 and, in part, requires school districts to provide space to charter schools, which are publicly funded but independently run.
The California Charter Schools Association, a statewide membership organization of 600 charter schools, joined the two charter operators in their lawsuits.
District officials could not be reached for comment.
The charter operators said the 708,000-student Los Angeles district had either denied or made unreasonable offers to 57 of the 59 requests for facilities made by charter schools over a two-year period.
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