On Thursday Chicken Corner reported that the LAUSD was going to give a presentation and take questions at an Echo Park Improvement Association meeting concerning the the use of a building (infamous site 9A) the district is building in Echo Park. LAUSD didn't show up.
Shannon Corbett, director for local school district 4, had confirmed that she would be there. She is in charge of gaining community input for the project. According to community activist Darren Hubert, Corbett did not return his calls on Friday. Today neither (though Hubert pointed out it is a holiday).
"Outrageous!" said Kim Pesenti, a local parent, who emailed me to say LAUSD was a no-show.
I asked Hubert for his response. He said:
I am highly disapointed in LAUSD and their lack of follow-through and their inability to connect with the community. ... This is a big thing for the community."
Hubert said he and others are interested in setting up another meeting with the LAUSD.