Friday, March 24, 2017

update on CWC co-location request for 2017/18t

Hello everyone! I know it has been a long time since I have posted, but people are still checking this blog and contacting me about what is going on with the CWC co-location request for for next school year, 2017/18.

Well, here's what we know so far.  In November 2016, CWC requested co-location space in the west Los Angeles and suggested Webster Middle School with alternate sites including Richland Ave ES, Palms MS, Charnock Road ES, Clover ES, and Mar Vista ES, among others.

    February 1, 2017, LASUD gave CWC a preliminary offer of space at Grand View, Palms and Short Elementary Schools.
    March 1, 2017 CWC responded to the preliminary proposal with a counter offer of space at Palms and Short ES. As for Grand View, CWC states "Due to the hostility from the Grand View community and the public opposition to CWC3’s location there, CWC3 does not wish to be located there."
    On or before April 1, 2017, the district will issue a final offer. The final offer is non-negotiable and CWC will either have to accept the offer in full by May 1 or decline it all.

    What will CWC do now that both Palm and Short are also expressing open "hostility" to a CWC co-location?


Friday, January 27, 2017

Grand View learns of proposed CWC co-location, plans to fight

GV parents informed of CWC colocation request.
This morning Grand View Elementary School parents were informed that Citizens of the World Mar Vista has requested a co-location at Grand View for 2017/18.  The parents are furious and vow to fight this co-location.

Oh...just when I thought I was done with CWC Mar Vista, they follow us to a new school. As a Grand View parent, I am upset that any school would want to take space away from this excellent school. We needs those resources to provide the best education for our children.

      As someone with experience of a CWC MV colocation, I can tell you that I am terrified of the thought of another co-location with this particular charter school.
    In 2013/14, I documented on this blog CWC's disastrous co-location at Stoner Elementary.  Besides the resources lost to the co-location, the CWC community's entitled and elitist attitudes created many other problems for Stoner including: separate and unequal conditions, and safety issues in the childrens bathrooms, among other issues documented by this blog.
   CWC ended the school year in an incident where a charter student was stripped naked outside on campus and hosed down.  Even more disturbing though, is that many of the CWC staff involved with the hosing are still employed by the charter school.

   As GV parents are learning more about CWC previous co-location, their resolve to fight this co-location grows stronger.