A Los Angeles Superior Court judge refused to issue a temporary restraining order that would have barred the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District from revising its intermediate school attendance boundaries. The decision, school officials said, clears the way for trustees to review an environmental impact report on proposed boundary changes and to proceed with the consolidation of sixth, seventh and eighth graders at the district's remaining three intermediate schools next year.
Judge Irving Shimer, in a closed hearing in his chambers Friday, set a June 6 date for another hearing on the petition filed by the Lunada Bay-Margate Homeowners Assn., a group opposing the district's decision to close the Margate Intermediate campus this spring in the face of declining enrollment. Attorneys said the judge indicated that he could not rule on the merits of the Margate group's lawsuit until he had studied the district's environmental report, which was not completed until early this week.
The school board is expected to adopt the revised attendance boundaries at an 8 p.m. meeting Monday at the Valmonte Administration Center, 3801 Via La Selva, Palos Verdes Estates.