MEMBERS OF THE BOARD LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
January 11, 2012Re: Proposition 39 Offers to Charter Schools for 2012-2013 School YearDear Principal,Thank you for assisting the District in its obligations to comply with charter schools’ Proposition 39facilities requests for the 2012-2013 school year. I am writing to inform you that, after carefullyweighing various educational, safety, and space-related factors, and benefiting from the valuableengagement and recommendations of Local District Leadership and Board offices, I personallyapproved a preliminary proposal for a charter school to potentially co-locate on your campus in theupcoming school year (list attached). This is a painstaking process and while there will be impacts tocampuses, we have worked diligently to minimize the impact on campuses, and most importantly, tostudents.I understand that, in many situations across the District, set asides critical to important District andlocal educational initiatives may be reduced or eliminated in order to allow for some preliminaryproposals. Throughout this process, decisions were based on efforts to ensure full compliance with thelaw while also attempting to incur the least disruption possible to students in District-operated schools.These preliminary proposals fully satisfy Proposition 39’s requirements, but do not voluntarily offermore than the District’s legal obligation.It is important to note that per regulations governing Proposition 39, the district may not know forcertain whether a charter school will actually accept the District’s offer and occupy space on yourcampus until at least May 1. In addition, should a charter school that accepts an offer to co-locate on aDistrict campus not realize its enrollment projections, the District maintains the right to obtain amonetary over-allocation reimbursement or reclaim the over-allocated space.The next steps in the Proposition 39 process, as predicated by law, are as follows:
February 1: The District will make a preliminary proposal to the charter school to co-locate onyour campus during the 2012-13 school year.
March 1: The charter school must submit its counter-proposal to the District if it is notsatisfied with the District’s preliminary proposal.
April 1: The District must send a final offer to the charter school.
May 1: The charter school must notify the District in writing whether or not it intends tooccupy the offered space or else the final offer expires.Within the next several days, the District’s Proposition 39 staff will send you a Co-LocationOperations Plan (“COP”) that will need to be completed and returned in order to assist the District
MONICA GARCIA, PRESIDENTTAMAR GALATZANBENNETT KAYSERMARGUERITE POINDEXTER LAMOTTENURY MARTINEZRICHARD A. VLADOVIC, Ed.D.STEVEN ZIMMERAdministrative Office333 South Beaudry Avenue, 24
FloorLos Angeles, California 90017Telephone: (213) 241-7000Fax: (213) 241-8442JOHN E. DEASY, Ph.D.SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS