A plan to transfer about 850 minority students now being bused to San Fernando Valley high schools to other area or Westside campuses next fall was unveiled Monday as the Los Angeles school board continued to seek ways to prevent more schools from going to year-round sessions.
The students, who are bused from crowded schools in Los Angeles, would have returned to Van Nuys and Grant high schools in Van Nuys, and Taft High School in Woodland Hills in September. Because all three schools face potential overcrowding, the district is trying to limit enrollment on the three campuses without appearing to curtail the integration program.
About 500 students scheduled to attend Grant would instead be sent to Granada Hills High and El Camino Real High in Woodland Hills under the plan, according to Associate Schools Supt. Jerry Halverson. Van Nuys High would lose about 150 students, who would instead attend Palisades High School in Pacific Palisades. About 200 students scheduled to go to Taft High School would instead be enrolled at Canoga Park High School.
The shift would also mean a reduction in the teaching staffs at the three schools. Grant would be hit the hardest and might lose 10 to 12 teachers. Van Nuys could lose three teachers, and Taft six to eight, Halverson said.