LOS ANGELES : Parents Seen as Unlikely to Accept District's Plan

The chief attorney for a group of parents suing the Los Angeles Unified School District over alleged inequities in school financing said Tuesday that it is unlikely they will accept a proposed settlement to be presented in court today.

But the attorney, Peter Roos, did not rule out the possibility that plaintiffs in the landmark lawsuit might eventually reach a compromise with the district to keep the case from going to trial.

The proposed settlement would equalize district spending so that each school receives the same amount per pupil to pay for such items as classroom supplies and teacher salaries.

It was approved Monday night by the Los Angeles Board of Education but it remains controversial because of an amendment that critics contend would allow some schools to skirt the rules.

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