Is the LAUSD Charter School Division Providing Any Oversight?

Carl J. Petersen
Jun 28, 2017 · 4 min read

Our oversight is “proactive and responsive.

- Jose Cole-Gutiérrez, LAUSD Charter School Division

The LAUSD is “the largest district charter school authorizer in the nation, with about 250 independent and affiliated charter schools serving over 130,000 students.” The Charter School Division is responsible for ensuring that these schools comply with the law and their charters. Unfortunately, this oversight is not as thorough as it needs to be. On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, I brought this issue to the attention of the LAUSD School Board with the following public comment:

“We will ask the Charter Division…to give us a response to this. This is not in line with current state law and we’ll need to take a look at that.”

-Steve Zimmer, LAUSD Board Member


Carl J. Petersen

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Parent, special education advocate and former LAUSD School Board candidate. Still fighting for the children.