Big Picture facing vote of LAUSD board to deny charter renewal
Big Picture High School, a charter school attended by mostly troubled teens, will likely be shut down in June after a review by the LA Unified Charter Schools Division reported that it is dissatisfied with the school’s, um, big picture. The school board tomorrow is considering turning down its request to stay in operation. The...
By Vanessa Romo | May 11, 2015
‘Fiscal mismanagement’ cited in closing 2 Magnolia charters
LA School Report has learned that ‘fiscal mismanagement’ and a host of other irregularities are the reasons behind the sudden closure last month of two LA Unified charter schools, Magnolia Science Academy 6 and Magnolia Science Academy 7, according to a letter sent from LAUSD’s Charter Division. Both are considered high-performing schools; MSA-6 is a...
By Vanessa Romo | July 11, 2014
CHAMPS in jeopardy of losing charter over credit card theft
The Charter High School of Arts – Multimedia and Performing, better known as CHAMPS, is at risk of losing its charter after school administrators failed to act aggressively last year when learning that an employee used a school credit card for her personal use. As a result, the LA Unified School Board has put the Van...
By Vanessa Romo | April 21, 2014