REDONDO BEACH — The superintendent of the city's elementary school district warned last week that parents of children who attend the Aladdin child-care centers should not expect the district to reverse a decision that requires the centers to move from the former Fulton elementary school.
Supt. Nick Parras said the school board has scheduled a hearing Tuesday on the decision only as a "courtesy" to the parents and staff at Aladdin. "There is no criterion for the rescinding of the board's decision," Parras said.
The trustees this month rejected a bid by Aladdin for a seven-year lease at the former school, voting instead to award the lease to Coast Christian School, a private school affiliated with Calvary Church of the Coastlands in Torrance. Aladdin has operated a day-care center at the Fulton school since 1981 and an infant-care center since 1983.
Parras said trustees followed state law in awarding the bid to Coast Christian, which offered to pay $132,000 a year in rent. Aladdin's bid, which consisted of an $80,000 annual cash payment and an estimated $110,000 in state credits, was "unresponsive" to bid requirements for the site, which specified the district would not accept offers below $130,000, he said.