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BREAKING NEWS: Revocation of NVMI Charter Is “In Process”

As the North Valley Military Institute attempts another Hail Mary pass at an LACCD meeting, LACOE starts the process of pulling the plug.

Carl J. Petersen
EduCreate
Published in
7 min readJul 6, 2023

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“Like passengers on a bus that’s low on gas with failing brakes on a downhill trajectory, the students recently removed from NVMI and those still aboard deserve truthful alerts and all the help they can get, without delay.”

– Cheryl Ortega

NVMI’s Mark Ryan addresses the LACCD Board of Trustees

A well-functioning organization led by strong leadership would have never purposefully put itself into a position where it did not have the facilities it needed to operate. Yet, that is precisely where the North Valley Military Institute (NVMI) finds itself now.

As early as January, NVMI complained publicly that they could not afford the space that the LAUSD was offering in response to the school’s demand for space using PROP-39. Instead of immediately finding a workable solution, “Superintendent” Mark Ryan spent months chasing the possibility of moving the charter school to the grounds of the National Guard in the Sepulveda Flood Control Basin. It was only after this plan failed that NVMI turned its attention to leasing space at the LACCD’s Los Angeles Mission College.

From the NVMI Twitter feed

When the deadline arrived for NVMI to give a final answer about the PROP-39 offer a lease had still not been finalized with the LACCD. Without a signed document, the school should have accepted space on the VOCES campus to ensure its continued existence, but NVMI opted instead to reject the LAUSD’s offer and bet it all on being able to persuade the LACCD to let it move in.

The flaws in NVMI’s plan became obvious when the matter was presented to the LACCD’s Board of Trustees on June 7, 2023. Despite “Superintendent” Mark Ryan’s claim that the lease had to be approved at that…

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Carl J. Petersen
EduCreate

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