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.”