The Los Angeles Unified School District on Wednesday overturned a principal's decision to replace half of the teachers at Carthay Center Elementary when it converts to a magnet school next year, allowing any teacher who applied to stay at the campus to do so.
The decision is a victory for a group of vocal parents at the school, who have rallied against the decision and demanded the district reinstate the teachers and remove the school's first-year principal.
On Tuesday, the district announced Principal Crystal Campbell-Shirley would not return to the school. L.A. Unified soon will begin the interview process for a new principal, officials said.
The school system last year decided to convert the campus into an environmental magnet school — a move that required teachers to reapply for their jobs.
Last week, seven of the school's 14 teachers were informed by Campbell-Shirley that they were not selected to return.
The decision sparked protests from a group of parents that had clashed with the principal throughout the school year.