South LA community groups are calling on the Los Angeles Unified School District to invest in the city’s most disenfranchised schools. The district is set to receive billions in funding from the passage of last year’s Proposition 30. Governor Jerry Brown’s ballot initiative raised income and sales taxes, generating additional funding for California public schools.
But local residents are concerned that the district’s most vulnerable students may be left behind. This, after the school board voted against appointing a new representative for South L.A’s District 1 to replace the late Marguerite LaMotte last December.
KPFK’s Agnes Radomski has the details.