County denies Point Dume charter petition


The Los Angeles County Board of Education by a unanimous vote on Tuesday denied a petition to turn Point Dume Marine Science Elementary School into a charter school. Petitioners have one remaining avenue for appeal, the State Board of Education in Sacramento.

The county board appeared to have already made up its mind, because there was no discussion of the matter after pro- and anti-charter sides spoke before the board. Board member Maria Elena Yepes did preface the vote with an apparent nod to the petitioners.

“We have considered everything seriously, and regardless of how the vote comes out, know that it was an informed vote from each and every board member at this table,” Yepes said.

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