Inglewood Unified School District is meeting monthly to consolidate schools as outlined under AB 1840. The bill allows schools like IUSD, and Oakland Unified, who have an emergency loan, to consolidate schools, close others, and receive $10 million in return.
The details are located in the most recent FCMAT report published on the school districts website.
Oakland residents aren’t sitting back complaining on Facebook, or asking what the mayor is doing, they are fighting for the children. Fighting for the teachers. FIghting for the community, and most importantly fighting for the money being pledged towards the district.
Inglewood residents have pledged damn near a billion dollars in school bonds on our schools and don’t have shit to show for it. Property owners continue to leverage their property tax payments for schools they don’t want to send their children to.
Back in the day, property value was directly tied to the strength of its school district. In Inglewood, our property value is tied to SoFi Stadium, and the Metro line.
Dr. Erika Torres continues to decimate lives by laying off employees, and discouraging children from attending. This is verified by the countless letters from employees, posted on this site, and the continued drop in enrollment.
Torres went so far as obtaining a temporary restraining order on a member of the community that she had never seen or spoken to. How did she do that? Well it’s believed the judge who initially awarded it to her was friends with Bernadette Lucas because she had to recuse herself from the case.
According to court transcripts, Torres was forced to admit she personally called Inglewood Chief Mark Fronterotta to get a restraining order because she felt threatened over posters. Case dismissed.
Oh, and Lucas left her employment in the district soon thereafter.
was just reading a thread about schools closing down in Oakland. I don’t want to rt it, because I don’t want to expose the poster to possible harassment. Ultimately, we need to pay teachers more and NOT permanently close public schools to make room for gentrifiers.— quinta brunson (@quintabrunson) February 9, 2022
The district aims to close Warren Lane, located in Morningside Park, and have already selected Harridge Developers to put who knows what there. Did we know there was a process to select a developer?
[#FunFact: Harridge was ran out of LA by Damien Goodman and our friends over at Downtown Crenshaw, and they got their comeuppance in Inglewood when residents forced them to scale down the project going up across from St. Mary’s. They would eventually sell the property.]
Worthington is also on the chopping block.
Residents and activists on the other side of Prairie were against a hotel that is proposed at the intersection of 111th and Prairie. They complained about the hotels ingress/egress being on 111th which is a path routinely taken by families to get to Worthington.
If the school is closed, no more complaints, right?
We have FIVE members we elect to a pseudo “board” who do nothing but photo ops instead of keeping the public in the loop. Maybe that’s why they there.
It is becoming crystal clear there is NO plan to save the district, and our elected officials have been “selected” for us to ensure we don’t revolt and rage against the machine.
We continue to wait for the district to respond to records request of details surrounding the “censure” of school board advisory members.
Oakland residents are about to go on a HUNGER STRIKE to protest what’s going on in the schools.
What are we gonna do Inglewood?