LAUSD board may wait for new member before electing president
In its final meeting of the 2013-14 fiscal year, the LA Unified school board may decide to break tradition by delaying the annual vote for board president. Normally, board members elect a new leader for the coming year during a summer meeting prior to the start of the next academic year. But the members may...
By Vanessa Romo | June 23, 2014
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
Deasy’s revised budget for LAUSD a ‘doggone’ improvement
The LA Unified Board of Education got one step closer yesterday to approving Superintendent John Deasy’s 2014-15 school budget. And unless the six-member board makes radical changes over the next two weeks, his work, which includes plans for divvying up $332 million in new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) monies, will carry the day. Passage...
By Vanessa Romo | June 11, 2014
LAUSD board inching closer to final 2014-15 spending plan
The pressure is on for LA Unified schools chief John Deasy and the board of education to work out the details of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), the most sweeping overhaul in how California schools are governed and funded in the last 40 years. The state deadline...
By Vanessa Romo | June 9, 2014