Petition Closed

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!

Letter to
United Teachers Los Angeles President Warren Fletcher
California State Senate
California State House
and 16 others
Mayor of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa
LAUSD School Board Tamar Galatzan
LAUSD School Board Monica Garcia
LAUSD School Board Richard Vladovic
LAUSD School Board Nury Martinez
LAUSD School Board Bennett Kayser
LAUSD School Board Steve Zimmer
LAUSD School Board Marguerite LaMotte
LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy
Community Affairs Deputy Monica Garcia's Office Elmer Roldan
Office of Monica Garcia Sonia Reza
Policy Director of Monica Garcia's Office Jenny Aguas
Chief of Staff Monica Garcia's Office Luis Sanchez
Policy Director Steve Zimmer's Office Claudia Vizcarra
Chief of Staff Steve Zimmer's Office Sharon Delugach
California Governor
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Los Angeles Unified School District & California State Government Officials.

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Continue to fund transportation for California's Magnet Programs!

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!
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Sincerely,