Save Our Magnet Programs!
  • Petitioned Warren Fletcher

This petition was delivered to:

United Teachers Los Angeles President
Warren Fletcher
Chief of Staff Steve Zimmer's Office
Sharon Delugach
Policy Director Steve Zimmer's Office
Claudia Vizcarra
Chief of Staff Monica Garcia's Office
Luis Sanchez
Policy Director of Monica Garcia's Office
Jenny Aguas
Office of Monica Garcia
Sonia Reza
Community Affairs Deputy Monica Garcia's Office
Elmer Roldan
LAUSD Superintendent
John Deasy
LAUSD School Board
Marguerite LaMotte
LAUSD School Board
Steve Zimmer
LAUSD School Board
Bennett Kayser
LAUSD School Board
Nury Martinez
LAUSD School Board
Richard Vladovic
LAUSD School Board
Monica Garcia
LAUSD School Board
Tamar Galatzan
Mayor of Los Angeles
Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa
California Governor
California State Senate
California State House

Save Our Magnet Programs!

    1. Save Our Magnet
    2. Petition by

      Save Our Magnet

      Los Angeles, CA

Currently the California State government and the Los Angeles Unified School district is in discussion about potentially eliminating funding for bus services that bring 35,000 students to magnet schools and serve 13,000 special education students in the 2012-2013 academic year. These 170 magnet school programs that exist in the LAUSD have been the source of tremendous academic success over the years and have provided tremendous opportunities for students across Los Angeles. Elimination of this funding would be catastrophic to these programs and the ability of countless low-income families to maintain their access to them. We call on state lawmakers, school board members, and Superintendent Deasy to do whatever it takes to secure funding for these essential services. Do not throw the kids under the bus!

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Anthony Higa LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Magnet Schools will not exist without the bus program

    • Rudy Vokoun GRAND JUNCTION, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      I am a retired teacher from the LAUSD.

    • Penny Lyons FAIRFIELD,, CT
      • over 2 years ago

      The proposal is unfair to thousands of children. No growth when there is no opportunity! The children are our future...

    • Dalton Kraatz HARBOR CITY, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      As a student, my primary mode of transportation is public transportation. Without the school buses, options that involve specialized education for specific career opportunities become harder to attain due to the lack of transportation available. Without a large-scale train system or strong bus system, school buses remain the best option for students to access these special educational programs. Removing buses removes access, and removing access might mean removing the next big innovation the world could ever know.

    • Cedrick Carr LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      I go to one of the school that is having the buses taken away. If the buses get cut then i wont get to go to my school anymore and i'll miss out on some great opportunities my school has to offer


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