INGLEWOOD – The mayor of Inglewood boldly proclaimed Warren Lane Elementary School will remain open for another year during a Town Hall meeting for District 1 Councilman George Dotson. We have reached out to the district for official confirmation since Dr. Erika Torres wasn’t present at the meeting held April 27.
“The Councilman and I both want to see it remain open, it’s a matter of economics…and they have funding for about 10 of the 19 schools that are open,” said Butts. “Working on co-authoring a letter with the County Administrator to the Governor requesting they use the budget surplus to buy back the district’s loan and save $1.8 million a year.”
The mayor says they are trying to keep the school open as it is the only elementary school left in the 90305 zip code.
“Because of the things that have happened in Inglewood; SoFi Stadium, the Intuit Dome that’s coming, and the Forum property values have gone up immensely and we want to make a request that they consider giving an additional stipend to Inglewood schools for x amount of time due to bringing in more property taxes into the State,” said Butts.
He concluded the school would remain open for one additional year to work on achieving the goals he has identified. Inglewood Unified has yet to issue an official statement corroborating the mayor enjoining them to his plans.
Is the mayor trying to delay the inevitable to ensure re-election in the Fall?
And the Mayor added, “…it will stay open until I am re-elected, then all you suckas can kiss it good-bye.”