An LAUSD Student Asked Us About The ‘Gross,’ Yellowish Water At Her School. We Investigated

Back in July, fourth grader Kajsa Darr sent me a letter with a complaint that would get any reporter’s attention.

“Dear Mr. Kyle Stokes,” she wrote in purple pen-strokes, “my school doesn’t have any clean water.”

Kajsa explained the water at Clifford Street Elementary — a Los Angeles Unified school in Echo Park — “tastes horrible.”

“If you run out of water or you didn’t bring any,” her letter concluded, “you have to either survive with no water or drink gross horrible water.”

Of course, complaints about water quality are serious business. Think: lead in the water in Flint, Michigan. Click here to read more: https://laist.com/2019/11/01/lausd_drinking_water_quality_student_letter_clifford_elementary.php