Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Good news for 9th Street Elementary

Right on the heels of my post on kids on Skid Row is news that the LAUSD is going to build a $58 million facility to house 9th Street Elementary and a new middle school to be run by Para Los Niños. The facility will also feature a clinic offering medical and mental health services. According to Blogdowntown, construction will start in the fall of 2011, with the new facility completed in the fall of 2013.

This is truly fantastic news. Para Los Niños is a very well-respected organization and the services they provide are badly needed by the children who attend 9th Street Elementary. It's a good day for the kids of skid row.

2 comments:

Ginny-Marie said...

Also - did you see they got their test results back? They hit their marks and then some. Positive change!

Li said...

No, I didn't see the test results. Do you know where they're posted?