Academy of Our Lady of Peace Fights to Continue 130-Year Tradition
The Academy of Our Lady of Peace (OLP) in San Diego was founded in 1882 to provide superior education to the San Diego area’s young women, preparing them to be the next generation of community leaders. Over the past 130 years, the Academy has successfully graduated more than 7,800 alumnae who are making an incredible impact across the region.
Today, OLP finds its ongoing effort to continue this tradition blocked by politics. This scenario threatens the Academy’s ability to modernize and to continue successfully preparing San Diego’s young women for excellence – in education and in their lives.
In 2009, OLP was forced to take legal action against the City after several unsuccessful attempts to earn a fair assessment of the Academy’s modernization plan from San Diego City Council and questions over possible abuse of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The Honorable Cathy Ann Bencivengo, United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of California, has set a trial date of October 1, 2012.
OLP recently launched www.StayEducatedSanDiego.org as a resource for the facts surrounding the ongoing legal battle.
Members of the community are encouraged to visit StayEducatedSanDiego.org to educate themselves on the modernization plan and on the background of the case. There, alumnae, parents and others may share their thoughts on the school’s role in the community at the “Supporters” page and learn how else they can support the school’s efforts at the “Get Involved” page.
Adding comments about the school to the site and sharing the link with friends, family and fellow Chamber members via e-mail, Facebook or other channels are simple and impactful ways to get involved.
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