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Crenshaw Parents Get Answers
LAist caught a brief snippet of last night's packed Crenshaw High meeting on Good Day LA this morning -- they featured a soundbite of a father requesting Superintendent Roy Romer's resignation -- but had no idea how this all came about. As a parent of a Crenshaw High student explains in the comments of our earlier post, it wasn't the LAUSD who called the meeting but the Crenshaw Cougars Coalition
The reason that Crenshaw lost the accreditation was due to an oversight on LAUSD part! Crenshaw submitted the necessary paperwork and the paperwork was lost in [the] LAUSD office for some unexplained reason. Roy Romer, stated that his office failed, but Sharon Curry, Superintendent of District 3 would not accept the blame for this error until she was confronted by one of the teachers who wasn't afraid to tell the truth. The school is now filing an appeal, which gives the school the accreditation back. The seniors will be safe this year and colleges have stated that they are not going to make the children pay for the adults' mistake. Parents and the press were misinformed, however, it all came out at the meeting on August 22, 2005. The meeting was not held by the board members it was held and directed by CCC which is the "Crenshaw Cougars Correlation" this groups of individuals are parents, teachers and concerned members of the community.
And while Fox 11 had video, we can't find a single report online about last night's meeting or the specific actions LAUSD is taking to correct the problem.