Why would Inglewood Unified School District ask taxpayers to fund school construction while hiding the fact it was closing schools and selling land?
Maybe it’s just me but maybe that small little detail should have been explained while asking taxpayers to pass a $240 million tax bond.
In fact it wasn’t even a collective body of invested community members from the City of Inglewood , nor the elected IUSD board of trustees who decided to place Measure I on the ballot for Inglewood voters to consider.
It appears from my limited research the brainchild and the final authority , so to speak to put Measure I on the ballot , solely rested on the shoulders of Los Angeles County office of education , appointed administrator Dr. Erika Torres and this action alone should shake the conscious of this community because in exchange for “oversight” and manna raining from Heaven as been promised it appears that IUSD isn’t any closer to gaining local control than it was as going on ten years now when the State intervened.
One could even that saving IUSD was never the plan all along as during my readings I discovered in a 2013, article in the Daily News that quoted then interim State Administrator Latanya Kirk – Carter referring to a dissolution of the Inglewood Unified School District in which there would be a sell off of excess land and schools being absorbed by possible various districts and fast-forward today we’re in some ways seeing that prophecy come into fruition as the passage of California State Assembly Bill 1840 introduced and signed into law in 2018 paved the way for rich land developers can now profit off the ” revitalization” of the City of Inglewood at poor black and brown students expense.
2UrbanGirls if we’re being completely honest, under the stringent guidelines established by the State of California and the Los Angeles County office of education , including Inglewood Unified School District financial obligation to repay its state loan it appears that IUSD will die a slow and painful death with no choice to emerge as something new because clearly the old way doesn’t work and the ” New ” Inglewood will without a doubt demand more from its education system.
In closing 2UrbanGirls I’m disturbed that many folks are being purposely and deceptively kept in the dark about these issues and it is my hope and prayer that your blog continues to expose the fraud and malfeasance at Inglewood Unified School District.
Marvin McCoy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
**Editor’s note: A complaint was filed with the District Attorney’s office, who responded within 72 hours that the case was “closed” as the alleged violations of Government, and Election Codes were not criminal in nature, but a civil matter.