Year-Round School Plan Tabled
Under heavy political pressure from angry parents, the Los Angeles Board of Education has decided to reconsider its controversial decision to place all of the city's schools on a single year-round calender.
By a 4-to-3 vote, the board last week moved to reopen debate on the year-round proposal. A final vote on the plan has been postponed until March 1, a district spokesman said.
The move came after a newly elected board member, Warren Furutani, defected from the slender majority that had approved the new system earlier this month. With opponents of the plan threatening to mount a campaign to re6call him, Mr. Furutani asked the board to reopen the issue.
The plan, which would have taken effect in June of 1989, was intended to relieve severe overcrowding in some city schools and place all schools on the same schedule.
Many parents opposed the new system, however, saying it would disrupt vacation plans and require many students to be bused to schools in other parts of the city.
According to the district spokesman, a board subcommittee will hold a series of public meetings around the city this winter to hear parents' views on the subject.--wm
Vol. 07, Issue 08