New high school will be under control of Los Angeles mayor

Aug. 3, 2009
Teachers union may challenge decision

From The Los Angeles Times: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is quietly taking control of a newly built high school in the Boyle Heights neighborhood, but the teachers union may challenge that conquest, part of a growing war between Villaraigosa and United Teachers Los Angeles. The school at issue is the $106-million Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez Learning Center, which is to open this fall. Nearly all students will come from the attendance area for Roosevelt High School, which already belongs to the mayor's Partnership for Los Angeles Schools. The transfer of the new school, Villaraigosa's 11th campus, was approved by district Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines.

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