Echo Park group keeps up campaign to influence fate of new school

L.A. Unified held a community advisory vote last month to help decide which of two groups will be selected on March 15  to operate Echo Park’s new elementary school (the decision was originally scheduled for Feb 25).  But a group called  Echo Park Parents for Community Choice says it is not too late to determine the outcome. Tonight, members of the group plan to hit the streets to raise awareness of the upcoming decision and get residents to weigh in on the matter, said Matt Eddy.  Eddy said by email:

“While the group supports the Community Partners option (a progressive public school model) over the Spanish-language charter company Camino Neuvo, their mission first and foremost is to make sure people understand the pending vote, and know how they can get involved in influencing the LA Unified School District Board’s decision.

The group will be meeting tomorrow, Wednesday [Feb] 23, at 5:30 PM, at the LEMON FROG BOUTIQUE, 1202-B N Alvarado (east side of Alvarado just north of Sunset). We’ll make a brief presentation about the current possibilities for the school, then fan out into the neighborhood to educate people on the street.”

Persons with questions can email Matt Eddy at [email protected] or visit the group’s website at newechoparkschool.org.

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  1. Congratulations to the LD4 Echo Park Community Partners team for winning the advisory vote by a more than two to one margin!

    Let’s give credit to Echo Park Moms (& Dads) for Education, Other Local Parents, the LD4 & Echo Park Community Design Team Partners, UTLA/PEAC activists, CEJ and other public education activists. We need to keep the momentum going as Mónica Garcia y Yolie Flores are really close to Ana Ponce, and after the horrible Gratts ES/Para Los Niños incident last year we can’t take the advisory vote for granted. If you haven’t signed a paper petition, check out the online petition.


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