Belmont School Opens: Toxic or Not? Los Angeles Officials Tout $Billion Dollar School on Full Disclosure Network® Reality TV News Series

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Los Angeles, CA: The Full Disclosure Network® is releasing four episodes covering the Los Angeles Unified School District's Belmont Learning Center to be featured on 47 cable systems starting in August 2008. The Belmont school project was delayed for years due to costly litigation and the presence of toxic methane and hydrogen sulfide gasses and an earthquake fault found on the school site previously known as the Old Los Angeles Oil Field. Experts have estimated cost to complete the school at close to a billion dollars. The school which has been under construction for almost two decades has been renamed a third time and is now called the Edward Roybal High School.

according to a number of experts interviewed, Belmont is expected to cost almost a billion dollars.

The Full Disclosure Network® has scheduled four episodes covering the Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD) multi-billion dollar school construction program, the most expansive in the nation, on 47 cable television systems starting in August 2008. That program involved the Belmont Learning Center, a school construction project that lasted almost two decades long and the Full Disclosure series reveals that "according to a number of experts interviewed, Belmont is expected to cost almost a billion dollars."

The first two episodes provide background on the some of the problems encountered by the District during the construction of the controversial Belmont school project. The episodes are entitled: Why Demolish Belmont? and ......Can Belmont be Made Safe? The programs feature world renowned specialist in chemical brain damage Kaye Kilburn, MD of the USC Keck School of Medicine and Anthony Patchett, former head of the DA's Belmont Task Force Investigation of LAUSD's Belmont Learning Center.

The programs describe why the completion of Los Angeles Unified School District's Belmont project was delayed for years, namely due to costly litigation, the presence of toxic methane and hydrogen sulfide gasses and an earthquake fault. The school, which has been under construction for almost two decades, has been renamed a third time and is now called the Edward Roybal High School.

The second two episodes focus on the April 2008 ceremonies held at the Belmont campus to celebrate a September 2008 opening of the school. Los Angeles Unified School District officials describe their challenge to complete the school which has been under construction for almost two decades in this kick off celebration of National School Construction week that was held in April 2008. Here is a seven minute video preview at URL: http://www.fulldisclosure.net/Programs/521.php

This Full Disclosure series features LAUSD officials proudly announcing a September 2008 date for opening the campus to students for classes and touting how $20 billion dollars of taxpayer funds have been used by the District for their expansion program.

Hosted by Leslie Dutton the Full Disclosure programs feature the following experts, activists and officials:

David L. Brewer, LAUSD Superintendent of Schools
Monica Garcia, President LAUSD Board of Education
Yolie Flores Aguilar, Member LAUSD Board of Education
Scott Wildman, former Chair, California State Legislative Audit Committee
Kaye Kilburn, MD, Ralph Edgington Chair, Keck USC School of Medicine
Guy Mahula, LAUSD Chief Facilities Executive
Ed Reyes, Los Angeles City Councilman
Scott Braxton, Principal Roybal (Belmont) High School
Scott Folsom, LAUSD Bond Oversight Committee, PTA Official
Caprice Young, former LAUSD Board President
Patricia McPherson, President Grassroots Coalition
Manny Maldana, Community Activist and Candidate for State Assembly
George Buzzetti, Community Activist

A listing of airtimes and cable channels by community can be found on the Full Disclosure Network website at http://www.fulldisclosure.net/Channels/channelsINDEX.htm The entire series is available on DVD and streaming video previews are featured on the Internet Website at URL: http://www.fulldisclosure.net/belmont_learning_center_and_LAUSD.htm

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