Hacienda La Puente parent’s appeal rejected by county office of education

Parents fighting the Hacienda La Puente Unified
School District’s early start had a setback last week when an appeal
was rejected by a county education agency.

The Los Angeles County Office
of Education turned down their request to review the school board’s
recent decision to start the 2012-13 school year on Aug. 8, three weeks
earlier, and end in May instead of June.

“It is our conclusion that the county office has
no legitimate rationale to intervene,” wrote Arturo Delgado,
superintendent of the county office in a Jan. 27 letter addressed to
Concerned Parents of Hacienda La Puente USD.

Read more in Steve Scauzillo’s story REJECTED.