The LAUSD Board is expected to vote Tuesday on a plan to balance the LAUSD budget by slashing the central district staff by 15 percent next year and taking back unspent money from some school-site budgets.
Board Members George McKenna (BD1) and Scott Schmerelson (BD3) are introducing a resolution that will be voted on Tuesday authorizing the superintendent to submit language to the County for a parcel tax to appear on the November 2018 ballot. The $150 million a year parcel tax would eliminate the projected 2020 deficit.
The Board also votes Tuesday on two resolutions co-sponsored by Board Members Kelly Gonez (BD6) and Nick Melvoin (BD4) to help more LAUSD students attend college. One resolution calls for LAUSD to administer the SAT or ACT to all high school juniors during the school day, at no cost to students. It also calls for sufficient test prep for students. The resolution directs the superintendent to seek philanthropic funding to pay for it and to work with the mayor’s office and local businesses to provide paid internships for high school students. The second resolution would have LAUSD explore creating a Children’s College Savings Accounts program for students enrolling in first grade in all public schools within District boundaries.
The entire agenda can be found here.Read More