“We used to have to park blocks away and now we can safely pull into a lot and park our car and be ready for teaching and working with the children”

—Dawn Alpi, Canoga Park Elementary Educator and UTLA Member

After years of dealing with the stress and cost of limited parking at Canoga Park Elementary school, educators fought for a solution — and won. UTLA educators and members of Reclaim Our Schools LA met with their school board member several times over the past year to advocate for a solution to the school’s parking nightmare. They finally won authorization to remove the school’s vacant bungalows and add 20 spaces for school staff. This year, educators are starting their day without the added stress of finding a spot or risking a ticket.

PHOTO: UTLA Educators and Reclaim Our Schools LA Members stand in the expanded parking lot at Canoga Park Elementary School.