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Lying To The Board Of Education

NVMI’s representatives get caught in a series of lies as they try to force the LAUSD to give in to its demands under California’s PROP-39.

Carl J. Petersen
Age of Awareness
Published in
3 min readJul 19, 2022

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Honesty is not the best policy — it is the only policy.

- A decorated Marine Corps officer on Vietnam policy

The North Valley Military Institute (NVMI) applied to the LAUSD so that it could be provided with space for 750 students in LAUSD facilities during the next school year. This request was made under PROP-39, the California law that allows charter schools like NVMI to force their way onto public school campuses no matter the disruption to the existing students.

In previous years, the district was able to accommodate NVMI’s request for space on a single campus. Unable to continue with this arrangement, the LAUSD offered space to the charter school on two different campuses. NVMI was not happy with the fact that they would have to split their student body and sued the district.

As a result of a court ruling in NVMI’s case, the Board of Education had to formally make a finding at the June 21, 2022, meeting stating the reasons why NVMI could not be accommodated at a single school site. Before taking a vote on the matter, the charter schools Superintendent and lawyer were allowed to give public comments.

Instead of making a case against the reasons that the district had cited, both of them presented the board with “alternative facts.” The following video provides a fact-check for some of their comments:

This is not the first time that the school’s leadership has lied in an attempt to get their way. As part of their approval process with Los Angeles County, NVMI promised to eliminate punishment for students who did not respect the flag to the school’s satisfaction, but then they kept on doing so anyway. It continued to deny wrongdoing for charging students to attend summer school while refunding fees that had already been paid. Instead of…

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Carl J. Petersen
Age of Awareness

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