STATEMENT FROM 24th STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PARENTS' UNION
Los Angeles, Calif -- Tuesday, February 12, 2013 -- "We are very grateful to the Los Angeles Unified School Board for unanimously approving our 'restart model' petition. Today is an historic day -- and we are proud to be a part of history. For the first time, a school board has approved a Parent Trigger petition without any form of legal challenge or question. With their unanimous vote, the LAUSD Board has given its full support to transform our school -- and give our children the opportunity for a better education. We are very thankful. We also deeply appreciate the support for our efforts Mayor Antonio Villairagosa gave us when he joined us this morning. His words and actions mean a great deal to us."
-- Amabilia Villeda, lead parent organizer, 24th Street Elementary School Parents' Union