Community College Board To Consider Lease To Charter School

To give its approval the Trustees would have to ignore allegations of “illegal fiscal practices,” sexual abuse, and mismanagement by NVMI.

Carl J. Petersen
Age of Awareness
Published in
5 min readJun 4

We write to exert warning about the pattern of fraud, gross mismanagement, and waste of taxpayer money perpetuated by the North Valley Military Institute (NVMI) a rogue charter school here in L.A. on the brink of collapse.

– East Area Progressive Democrats

Having turned down a PRO-39 offer from the LAUSD, the only option left for Dr. Mark Ryan and the remaining management of the North Valley Military Institute is a proposed lease agreement with the Los Angeles Mission College. Otherwise, the charter school will have no other place to conduct classes when the new school year begins.

Approval of this lease appears on the agenda for a regular meeting of the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at 1:00. The public can attend the meeting in person in the Board Room at the Educational Services Center located at 770 Wilshire Boulevard. It will also be streamed on Zoom and YouTube. I have sent the following email to LACCDBOToffice@laccd.edu to make the case for the Trustees to reject this proposed lease:

On the agenda of the meeting on June 7, 2023, is a proposal to “Authorize Lease of District Facilities at Los Angeles Mission College” to the North Valley Military Institute (NVMI) College Preparatory charter school. When considering this proposal, I hope that you will ask questions about the pervasive operational difficulties that NVMI has faced throughout its entire history. Unless you can be given concrete assurances that the school can fulfill its obligations under this agreement, you have a fiduciary responsibility to reject the proposal.

While NVMI’s management likes to blame others for these problems (most recently saying that their financial problems are because the LAUSD…



Carl J. Petersen
Age of Awareness

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

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