LAUSD Celebrates $22.5 Million Investment at Emerson Community Charter School

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 18, 2015) - Los Angeles Unified School District officials today joined students, parents, guardians, community members and special guests to cut the ribbon on the redevelopment project at Emerson Community Charter School, a District-affiliated charter school.
“Congratulations to Emerson Community Charter School for all the modernization work on your school campus! Thanks to this investment, this school is becoming the world-class institution that our students deserve,” said Los Angeles School Board President Steve Zimmer.
The redevelopment project includes the following:

• A new gymnasium, which includes a music room and dance room.
• A new, synthetic playing field and playground.
• A new drop-off area.
• A science lab repurposed from four existing classrooms.
• A parking lot and main entry reconfigured to be compliant with the American Disabilities Act.
“The new gym and sports field is a symbol of Emerson’s cultural and academic renaissance,” said Emerson Community Charter School Principal Dimone Watson. “My students are very excited and appreciative of the improvements done to our campus and as a result, are more motivated to perform and excel academically.”

“We are proud of the redevelopment project recently completed at Emerson Community Charter School,” said L.A. Unified’s Chief Facilities Executive Mark Hovatter.

He added: “Modernizing schools can be very challenging, but thanks to the patience and support received from the neighbors, parents, students, staff, and principal, we were able to make this project a reality, on time and within budget.”

Photo: Cutting the ribbon at Emerson Community Charter School.