LAUSD Regular Board Meeting October 1

The LAUSD Board will vote on resolutions to collect data on enrollment patterns in LAUSD schools, to promote clean air at LAUSD schools and to create a pilot program to provide funding to ease tensions at LAUSD campuses sharing space with charter schools. The Board will also discuss a revises Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The entire agenda can be found here: https://boe.lausd.net/sites/default/files/10-01-19RegBdOBpost.pdf.

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LAUSD Regular Board Meeting September 24

The Board will discuss a resolution from Board Members Nick Melvoin and Jackie Goldberg to help create a pilot program to fund solutions for district and charter schools that co-locate. Board member George McKenna has proposed an amendment to remove all funding for the program and just survey schools about co-location instead. Eighteen charter schools are also recommended for renewal, but eight have been pulled off the consent calendar for discussion. The entire agenda can be found here. https://boe.lausd.net/09-24-19RegBdCharters

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LAUSD Regular Board Meeting September 3

LAUSD Board Vice President Jackie Goldberg (BD5) will introduce a resolution at Tuesday’s regular Board meeting to “suspend implementation” of the new school rating system that parents and other stakeholders helped develop for more than a year. The district was in the final stages of testing the system and had planned to roll it out in October. Votes will be delayed on two resolutions from Board Member Kelly Gonez (BD6) to explore giving non-citizen parents the right to vote in school board elections and to compile data on enrollment trends in LAUSD’s schools of choice to ensure equitable access for all kids. Both resolutions, which had been slated for votes at this meeting, will now be referred to newly formed board committees first before coming up for a vote in October. The entire agenda can be found here.

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LAUSD Regular Board Meeting June 18

The LAUSD will vote on the 2019-20 budget and the Local Control Accountability Plan. The Board will also consider resolutions to replace random wanding searches of students and to inform parents about their responsibility to safely store guns at home. The board will also consider a resolution to help improve conditions for LGBTQ students in LAUSD. The board will vote on a resolution protesting a proposal from California State University to add a fourth year of math to the A-G requirements. The board will also consider a new dress code resolution from Student Board Member Tyler Okeke. The entire agenda can be found here.

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LAUSD Special Board Meeting and Regular Board Meeting June 11

The LAUSD Board at 4 p.m. will have a regular meeting to discuss the 2019-20 budget and will hold a hearing on the Local Control And Accountability Plan. At a special 10 a.m. board meeting, the board will hear a history of English Learners (EL) and Standard English Learners (SEL) education, and the superintendent will give an update on the Close the Gap resolution. The Board will also consider changes to board governance rules, which no longer includes limiting public speaking time, and will vote on a resolution to develop a uniform policy restricting gang regalia for employees, including bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodians and Beyond the Bell staff. The resolution would also create a plan for visible ID cards at school sites for all employees, contractors, vetted volunteers, and temporary ID cards for parents and visitors requiring access during school hours. 

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LAUSD Special Charter Board Meeting May 28

The LAUSD is recommending the approval of one new charter school, El Rio Community Schools, while two new charters recommended for denial withdrew their petitions before Tuesday’s meeting. The LAUSD Board will also vote on a resolution to recognize, celebrate and collect data on Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander and Arab Middle Eastern Muslim South Asian student populations.

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LAUSD Regular Board Meeting May 20

Student Board member Tyler Okeke has introduced a resolution to create a centralized progressive, gender-neutral dress code at LAUSD. Board Member Scott Schmerelson and George McKenna have introduced a resolution to provide a library aide at every elementary school. Board Member Richard Vladovic has introduced a resolution to bring back cursive handwriting to elementary schools. Board Member Kelly Gonez is bringing a resolution to help foster youth.

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LAUSD Special Charter Board Meeting May 7

The Board will consider changes to Board rules, including shortening public comment time from three minutes to two. The Board will also vote on a resolution that attempts to clarify that Measure EE parcel tax does not apply to improvements made to commercial or residential parking structures. Finally, the Board will vote on three new charter school petitions that are recommended for approval, as well as one charter school renewal recommended for approval. The entire agenda can be found here.

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LAUSD Regular Board Meeting April 23

The LAUSD Board will vote on a resolution to create an independent taxpayer oversight committee to ensure that Measure EE parcel tax funds are used equitably to improve student achievement and district finances. The Board will also vote on a resolution from Board Members George McKenna and Kelly Gonez to help close the African American opportunity and achievement gaps. The Board will vote on a resolution from student board member Tyler Okeke and Board Members Monica Garcia and Kelly Gonez to study the feasibility of a 2020 ballot initiative to lower the voting age for school board election to 16 so that students may vote. The Board will also vote on a resolution from Board Members Scott Schmerelson and George McKenna to provide a library aide to every elementary school with a library. The Board will also consider changes to Board rules, including shortening public comment time from three minutes to two. The entire Board agenda can be found here.

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