Union Sues LA School District over Charter Plan
LOS ANGELES-A teachers union has sued the Los Angeles Unified School District over a plan to allow a new campus to be run as a charter school.
The lawsuit was filed Monday by United Teachers Los Angeles on behalf of a group of instructors at the chronically overcrowded Garfield High School.
The suit says the district violated state law by not allowing teachers to vote on whether a school built to relieve overcrowding at Garfield should be a charter.
The new Esteban Torres High School in east Los Angeles is among 24 new schools set to open in September that school officials have proposed handing to charter operators.
School board President Monica Garcia released a statement after the suit was filed calling for cooperation on school reform.