No high court review of LAUSD decision

first_imgUnder the law, some powers designated to the seven-member board would be shifted to the mayor, the district superintendent and a new council of more than two dozen other mayors of cities within the LAUSD boundaries. It would also give Villaraigosa direct control of the 36 worst-performing schools. The California Supreme Court refused to immediately review a lower court ruling that struck down a state law designed to give Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa authority in the nation’s second-largest school district. The decision by the Supreme Court on Wednesday means the issue will remain before the 2nd District Court of Appeal, which will hear arguments in April. That court is likely to decide the case 30 days to 60 days later. Villaraigosa had sought to bypass the appeals court in hopes of expediting the case and winning a ruling that would allow him to take action on his plans for the Los Angeles Unified School District. The law was challenged by a coalition of parents, students and school officials, and late last year Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Dzintra Janavs found the law unconstitutional because it interfered with the governing authority of the locally elected school board. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more