Will Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD) go full charter? That is the question on Inglewood stakeholders minds, as a recently released audit reveals IUSD has yet to turn a positive corner, since going under state control in 2012. As Los Angeles Unified (LAUSD) board member Monica Ratliff explores turning one of the nations largest school districts into a full charter district, Inglewood teachers are wondering if IUSD is headed in the same direction, under the leadership of newly appointed state trustee, Vincent Matthews.
2 Urban Girls remains skeptical of enrollment numbers being reported, since they directly conflict with numbers the California Department of Education (CDE) is disbursing in lottery funds, to IUSD.
When asked how he would address the declining enrollment, Mr. Mathews said:
“We plan to get the word out in a number of ways,” Matthews continued. “The district has a website and newsletter that’s updated and goes out to the public just to make sure people are informed about what is going on here. We are working with the City Council to expand our efforts in publicizing the great things Inglewood schools are offering. We need to make sure we take advantage of all the opportunities that present themselves to be sure we are getting the word out about what’s going on here.”
They could start with consistent advertising and support of local based media outlets.
Read the full details of the audit on WaveNewspapers.com.