May 06, 2019
Brittany Chord Parmley
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Endorses Measure EE
The Los Angeles charter school community joins Mayor Garcetti, the Los Angeles City Council, United Teachers Los Angeles, SEIU, and many local community leaders in support of Measure EE. CCSA Advocates released the following statement.
LOS ANGELES, CA - The California Charter Schools Association Advocates (CCSA Advocates) today announced its endorsement of Measure EE. CCSA Advocates is working to increase the involvement of the charter school community in the public policy arena so that parents, teachers, and our communities can access high quality non-profit charter schools. As part of this work, CCSA Advocates is committed to ensuring that the entire Los Angeles charter school community is aware of the benefits of Measure EE.
"We stand in support of increasing equity and opportunity to ensure all public school students have access to a great public education," said Gregory McGinity, Executive Director, CCSA Advocates. “California’s public schools have been underfunded for too long. Measure EE is an opportunity to help rectify historic inequities and strengthen the quality of education being delivered in Los Angeles for the benefit of all public school students, including charter school students."
Measure EE requires that every dollar goes directly to support Los Angeles public schools and students, including students who attend charter schools.
"Measure EE will benefit all public school students, no matter what kind of school best fits their needs," said Emilio Pack, CEO of STEM Preparatory Schools and a member of CCSA Advocates Political Council. "We are pleased to join this broad cross section of educational stakeholders to achieve a common goal: more equitable funding for all public school students. When we work together to fight for investments in public education, all kids benefit."
Measure EE was placed on the June 4 special election ballot by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of Education. Property owners would pay an additional 16 cents per square foot on buildings on which they currently pay property tax.
"It is really critical that the charter school community come out and vote for Measure EE on June 4, or on their absentee ballot," said Yvette King-Berg, Executive Director YPI Charter Schools and CCSA Advocates Political Council member. "As this is a special election requiring a 2/3 majority, every single vote will be important to ensure that this historic opportunity doesn't pass us by."