SANTA ANA — The Board of Education has postponed a decision on whether to designate two new campuses as fundamental schools.
The governing board of the Santa Ana Unified School District agreed last week to wait until after May 4 to consider what kind of curriculum to implement at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School and Raymond A. Villa Intermediate School.
The trustees said they wanted to wait until after a parents advisory committee makes its recommendations on fundamental education districtwide, district spokeswoman Diane Thomas said. Fundamental schools often provide special programs in specific areas and also stress parental involvement.
"We want to find out what the community is looking for and use that (information) to design the new schools," Thomas said. "This is really building schools from the ground up."
The parents advisory committee meeting will be at 7 p.m. May 4 at MacArthur Fundamental Intermediate School, 600 W. Alton Ave. The meeting will be open to the public.