500 Parents Rally for New Charter School in West Adams

May 9, 2014

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MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: Jason Mandell
(213) 500-9142
jmandell@calcharters.org

(Los Angeles, CA) - Tomorrow, May 10th, as many as 500 parents will rally for a new charter school in West Adams. Parents whose students attend two small elementary/middle schools in the neighborhood have found an abandoned facility that they want to turn into a new school that would house all of the students under one roof. But the local neighborhood council has ignored their request, preferring to let the building remain vacant. So parents are rallying to vote for new neighborhood council members who will support their new school. Parents will gather in the morning and then head to the nearby polling place to vote and make their voices heard, to ensure that their children receive the education environment they deserve. The rally is co-sponsored by CCSA Families, a part of the California Charter Schools Association, which supports the growth of high quality charter schools.

Who: Up to 500 charter school parents and CCSA Families members

What: "Rodeo Rally" for a new school campus

When: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Where: Rancho Cienega Sports Complex, 5001 Rodeo Road, Los Angeles, CA 90016

About CCSA Families
CCSA Families (formerly Families That Can) is part of the California Charter Schools Association, a nonprofit organization that helps empower charter school leaders, teachers, and parents to make their voices heard in the state capitol and in their local communities. California's charter public schools serve more than 519,000 students throughout California at over 1,130 charter schools.

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