UPDATE – THE LAUSD HAS DECIDED TO MOVE THE BUSES ELSEWHERE – THEY WILL NOT BE PARKED AT WEBSTER. THE FIELD HAS BEEN SAVED AND THE TOWN HALL MEETING IS CANCELLED.
THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR VOICES!
Below is a note emailed to the Green Dolphins from a concerned Mar Vista parent. Please read it. There’s a meeting at Webster on Wednesday night at 6pm and also a meeting on Tuesday night (tomorrow night) at Mar Vista Library at 6-8pm which will have reps from the school, council and city. You can also go to Webster’s website and click on the Save our Field link.
“The LAUSD Board of Education approved, on Tuesday April 13, to pave
between 1.5 and 2.0 acres of Webster Middle School’s P.E. field in order
to create a parking lot for 80 school busses. This was done unbeknownst
to the school, unbeknownst to the neighborhood, and unbeknownst to the
Can you imagine the impact this will have on our community? The air
pollution? Noise? Ugliness of school busses and busses driving down our
streets? Not to mention that it is unethical and unconscionable to, in
Los Angeles, take green grass away from children in order to create a
Please contact Ramon Cortinez, our superintendant, and Steve Zimmer, our
school board member, to let them know that we won’t allow this to
happen! You can also contact the rest of the school board and let them
know that it’s disgraceful for them to have voted on this without asking
our input by checking with the principal, faculty, and staff, polling
the community, or doing any research whatsoever.
Please support us in our grass roots efforts to keep our P.E. field for
our students. For more information, please email Kendra Wallace,
principal of DWMS.
Links to the school board are on our website at webstermiddle.org.”