The Board will conduct a "deep dive" study session on wanding, the practice of conducting daily, random student searches with hand-held metal detectors, which has been LAUSD policy since 1994. Some charter organizations, civil rights groups and United Teachers Los Angeles have questioned the policy, but many parents still support it.
The Los Angeles School Police Department Chief Steven Zipperman will update the Board on critical weapons incidents on campus. District officials will also provide a history of and legal basis for the procedure, a presentation of current weapon statistics and a review of parent and student survey feedback about the policy. The Students Not Suspects Campaign, which opposes wanding, will also present suggestions for alternatives to wanding. The entire agenda can be read here.