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FROM THE BOARD WATCH
AT THE BOARD
The resolution against this proposed school, which would be located in Los Angeles and operated in partnership with UCLA, demonstrates a reflexive opposition to innovation and ignores the desperate need for underserved kids to have more high-quality school options in math and science.
MEETING AGENDA AT-A-GLANCE
Highlights of the agenda for the Aug. 22 LAUSD Board meeting:
1. District 1 Board Member George McKenna and District 3 Board Member Scott Schmerelson have introduced a resolution stating their opposition to AB 1217, a bill that would create an innovative new state-authorized STEM middle and high school in Los Angeles, operated in partnership with UCLA.
2. The board is considering a revised board meeting schedule that would increase the number of meetings and narrow the focus to a specific topic.
3. Eight charter petitions are being considered.
Coming up Sept. 12:
1. District 6 Board Member Kelly Gonez is introducing a resolution to make LAUSD’s graduation rates more meaningful by tracking whether graduates are prepared for college, careers and life after they leave LAUSD schools.