Was the LAUSD Board aware that Granada Hills Charter High School would raze its satellite campus just prior to its first year of expansion?
Granada Hills Charter High School not only requires incoming students to attend a summer program, they also make it as inconvenient as possible for incoming students and their families.
The District has not received payments from Community Preparatory Academy for the months of January 2017 through June 2017, which total to $82,240.97 currently owed to the District.” – LAUSD Charter School Division The LAUSD School Board took the rare step of considering the denial of a charter school’s renewal during their April 2, 2019, […]
A perfect example of what is wrong with the California law regarding charter authorizing.” – Scott Schmerelson The average school in the United States has 507 students. Through the 2018-2019 school year, Granada Hills Charter High School is authorized for an enrollment capacity of 5,500 students. This is more than the total number of students […]
Where am I going to leave her today? I have to call in sick.“ – Parent of Student enrolled in a closed charter school Imagine if the LAUSD decided that one of their schools was draining resources from the District and decided to shut it down just days into the start of the school year. […]
A material revision of the provisions of a charter petition may be made only with the approval of the authority that granted the charter.“ – FCMAT Having already billed itself as the largest charter school in the country, Granada Hills Charter High School (GHCHS) has submitted a charter renewal that would change the school to […]
Team Granada: It was nice meeting with you yesterday to discuss possible solutions to the challenges you’ve gotten yourselves into with non-DSA approved improvements to your campus.” – Jim DiCamillo, Architect Private businesses operate under a model that has built-in accountability. If a corporation does not generate profits, then the shareholders will demand a change […]
Existing law prohibits a pupil enrolled in school from being required to pay a fee, deposit, or other charge not specifically authorized by law.“ – California AB 1575 The North Valley Military Institute (NVMI) is no stranger to the LAUSD’s Charter School Division (CSD). Just last November, the CSD recommended to the District’s Board that […]
Under the current rules of the LAUSD, “a charter school [is] required to notify all parents, guardians and teachers in writing within 72 hours when the District issues a Notice of Violations…and that the notification include the District’s rationale for the action”. However, no such notification was made after a Notice of Violation was issued […]
On February 20, 2018, the LAUSD School Board agendized the proposed Holding GHCHS Accountable to Their Charter as part of their Committee of the Whole meeting. The following is the written statement that I provided to the Board: Honorable LAUSD Board Members: This is Chanda Smith. She was an LAUSD student with special education needs […]