Melvoin Watch

Somebody Is Not Telling The Truth

Granada Hills Charter School blamed an LAUSD rule for the firing of staffers. Board Member Nick Melvoin says the rule did not apply to them.

Carl J. Petersen
Age of Awareness
Published in
4 min readDec 7, 2021
County of Los Angeles Public Health

The pandemic is over. It is over.

- Anti-Vax Parent

When Granada Hills Charter High School tried to follow in Palisades Charter High School’s footsteps and install its own LAUSD Board Member, they exposed a right-wing element operating within their school. Beyond the desire to privatize public education, failed school board candidate Marilyn Koziatek, an administrator at the charter, opposes a woman’s right to abortion and marriage equality. She was also financially supported by an environmental predator whose plans to sell groundwater would have destroyed the ecosystem of the Mojave Desert.

The number of right-wingers within the Granada staff was decreased in October by seven when six teachers and a counselor were “fired from their jobs after refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19.” By forcing the employees to choose between succumbing to anti-vax hysteria and their jobs, Granada went beyond what is required by the state of California, which requires unvaccinated school employees to get tested on a weekly basis. The charter school could have taken credit for protecting staff, students, and families in their community. Instead, they blamed the LAUSD for giving them no choice:

“As a charter school authorized by and subject to the oversight of the Los Angeles Unified School District … and which is located on LAUSD facilities, GHC must also comply with LAUSD’s vaccine mandate that all charter school employees be fully vaccinated…No testing alternative is available under LAUSD’s vaccine mandate. Failure to comply with authorizer requirements, such as the vaccine mandate, can result in charter revocation.”



Carl J. Petersen
Age of Awareness

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

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