Crenshaw High School may soon go the way of Dorsey, Manual Arts and Westchester high schools; it could face a district takeover as early as next year.
Over the summer, LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy suggested Crenshaw, with its persistently low test scores, is eligible for "reconstitution," wherein the district can layoff the entire staff. The district can take over a school when it fails to meet state-mandated educational benchmarks under the federal No Child Left Behind act. Teachers who want to stay would have to reapply for their jobs.
Stakeholders say district officials are proposing restructuring the South L.A. school into three separate magnet programs. But officials have not explained how that might happen, leaving parents, students and teachers with a lot of questions.
They hope to get some answers tonight at a public meeting at 7 pm at the Crenshaw High School library. (5010 11th Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90043)