17 Mar Public Meeting With New LAUSD Leader
South L.A. residents are eagerly organizing a Town Hall meeting at Community Coalition on March 30 with Superintendent Michelle King, the first African American woman in the history of the Los Angeles Unified School District to hold the position. One of King’s immediate challenges is confronting a crisis in graduation rates in South L.A.
According to the LA School Report, Washington and Fremont have among the lowest expected graduation rates with 50 and 53 percent of seniors on track to graduate with their “A through G” course requirements.
‘‘We still have yet to reach our community’s vision for our schools,” says Maria Leon. She was one of the parents and students who worked alongside Community Coalition and InnerCity Struggle to craft a community pledge that they believe the new representative should embrace while in leadership. The Town Hall promises to clarify King’s priorities for South L.A. schools.