Progress (or lack of it) with teachers comes to LAUSD board
The LA Unified School Board returns tomorrow with a full agenda although a lot of the juicy stuff will be discussed in closed session. In addition to the usual topics — personnel issues and ongoing litigation — the board will review labor negotiations, which at this point is down to the on-going talks with the...
By Vanessa Romo | September 8, 2014
For LAUSD school board a new year, but old problems
It might be the new school year, but it was a series of old problems awaiting the LA Unified school board yesterday as it met long into the night with a full complement of seven members for the first time in eight months. After the swearing in of newly-elected District 1 member George McKenna, a...
By Vanessa Romo | August 27, 2014
LAUSD opens more fingerprint centers for volunteers
LAUSD parents looking to volunteer at their child’s school no longer have to brave the LA freeways to get fingerprinted at the district’s downtown headquarters. Thanks to a recently passed resolution sponsored by board members Tamar Galatzan, Steve Zimmer and Monica Garcia, parents can have their fingerprints processed at local Educational Service Centers, a change to...
By Chase Niesner | February 20, 2014
‘Rally the Valley’ hoping to give parents a voice in funding
A new San Fernando Valley organization is seeking a greater role for parents in future LA Unified funding decisions, now that parents are part of the state’s new approach to education support, known as the Local Control Funding Formula. Heather Thompson, a parent at Hesby Oaks Leadership Charter in Encino and acting spokeswoman for last...
By Chase Niesner | January 15, 2014