L.A. gives one-year renewal to troubled charter

June 25, 2008
Academia Avance will remain open after relocating from unsafe building

The Los Angeles Board of Education will allow a low-performing charter school to remain open even though for two years it flouted city rules and a district agreement not to operate in an unsafe building. The renewal of Academia Avance was based on recent improvements in the school's academics and facilities. For its first two years, Avance operated on a site that lacked a required certificate of occupancy. Students were exposed to potential asbestos and lead contamination as well as blocked fire escapes, electrical hazards and other problems, according to a district investigation.

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