LAUSD's Crisis: How to Site, Plan and Build 30 New Schools?
LA Weekly's Howard Blume takes a hard look at LAUSD's overcrowding problem. On the eve of the appointment of Roy Romer as Los Angeles Unified School District's new superintendent, LAUSD faces a self-made crisis. After previously failed attempts to build the Belmont Learning Complex and a proposed high school in South Gate, there are no current plans on the books. LAUSD's planning process for building new schools is inadequate. Meanwhile, the District's student population is expected to grow from 711,000 to 800,000 over the next ten years.
Thanks to Mindy Oliver