The LAUSD Board will vote on a resolution from Board President Monica Garcia and Member Richard Vladovic (BD7) to endorse the Schools and Communities First Funding Act, a 2020 ballot initiative to reform Prop 13 so that all commercial and industrial property owners pay their fair share of taxes, which will generate revenue for education funding.
Board Members Garcia, Kelly Gonez (BD6) and Nick Melvoin (BD4) are also introducing a resolution to help ensure a complete count of LAUSD students and their families on the 2020 Census. The potential addition of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census Questionnaire has created an environment of fear and distrust in immigrant communities, which could lead to an undercount. Even without that question, LAUSD is home to populations that are most frequently undercounted, including children under 6, youth, immigrants, renters, homeless populations, those with limited-English proficiency, as well as those who live in inaccessible apartment buildings.
The superintendent will also give progress reports on two recent resolutions passed by the Board: the Birth to Eight Roadmap to Success and Increasing Supports for LGBTQ+ Students, Their Families and Schools.