School board meeting involves LCAP, superintendent search
The LA Unified school board is meeting in open and closed sessions tomorrow, with plans to consider amendments to the Local Control Accountability Plan and adjustments to the fiscal stabilization plan. In the brief open session, the school board will take up clarification amendments to the LCAP plan as required by the Los Angeles County Office of...
By Mike Szymanski | September 14, 2015
LAUSD ahead of new law on LCAP funds for homeless students
As the result of a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last month, California’s school districts must specifically outline in their Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAP) how they will help homeless students, through tracking their test scores and other accountability measures. The law is believed to be the first of its kind in the...
By Craig Clough | July 21, 2015
Town hall seeks ideas on spending plan from LAUSD students
Students from high schools across LA Unified will have an opportunity tomorrow to help shape district spending when the United Way of Greater Los Angeles hosts a town hall dedicated to seeking their ideas for the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), which outlines how the district spends Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) dollars. The United Way,...
By Craig Clough | March 6, 2015
LAUSD board hears final arguments on the budget
In a surprising move, the LA Unified Board of Education today moved swiftly through multiple motions that had been expected to be quite contentious. Most board meetings these day, go well into the dinner hour. The highlight, aside from the meeting lasting less than two and a half hours, was a parade of speakers making...
By Vanessa Romo | June 17, 2014
LIVESTREAM coverage of today’s LAUSD School board meeting
The LA Unified School Board will conduct a special meeting today starting at 2 p.m. That agenda is here, with the supporting materials available here. Then, starting at 3 p.m., the board will hear 30 public comment speakers on the topic of the District’s Final Budget and the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). That agenda is here,...
By LA School Report | June 17, 2014
Parents, with some help, offer views on LAUSD spending plan
It was “pencils down” day yesterday, for the members of the Parent Advisory Committee, who completed their first opportunity to weigh in on LA Unified’s Local Control and Accountability Plan, the so-called LCAP required of Gov. Jerry Brown‘s new Local Control Funding Formula. The 47 parents and guardians selected to give feedback, have had two...
By Vanessa Romo | May 2, 2014