LA Unified board approves school calendar but only for one year
The LA Unified school board spent more than an hour last night, debating dates for the next three academic calendar years. Ultimately, the members decided to keep the schedule similar to this year’s — starting in mid-August with three weeks of winter break — but only for one year. The plan passed on a 5-2...
By Mike Szymanski | January 13, 2016
Teachers planning to protest charter plan as LAUSD board convenes
As the LA Unified board is holding its monthly meeting tomorrow, the teachers union, UTLA, is planning a sidewalk protest against the Broad Foundation’s plan to expand the number of charter schools in the district. The demonstration follows the release today of a Broad-commissioned poll, showing that a large majority of city residents want more choices...
By Mike Szymanski | October 12, 2015
LIVESTREAM coverage of today’s LA Unified school board meeting
The LA Unified school board is scheduled to meet today at 1 p.m. Among the agenda items of interest is discussion about potential layoffs as the district looks to balance a budget deficit of $160 million for next year. Also on the agenda is discussion about upgrades to some rundown schools and a number of charter school...
By LA School Report | March 10, 2015
To cut deficit, LAUSD is proposing layoffs of hundreds of teachers
* UPDATED Despite new money from the state, LA Unified Superintendent Ramon Cortines is taking direct aim at the district’s $160 million budget deficit with proposed layoffs that include hundreds of teachers. District officials have calculated that to reduce the deficit, the number of teachers, administrators, counselors and nurses — certificated employees — must be...
By LA School Report | March 9, 2015
LIVESTREAM coverage of today’s school board meeting
Today, available by LIVESTREAM, the seven members of LA Unified school board will meet for the first time since the high-profile resignation of Superintendent John Deasy and the selection of Ray Cortines as interim replacement. At 10:00 a.m., the board is set to hear an update on the troubled computer system, MiSiS, which, has caused management...
By LA School Report | October 21, 2014
LIVESTREAM: First LAUSD school board meeting of the year
The LA Unified Board meeting reconvenes today with a full compliment of members. The board now includes a representative from District 1, George McKenna, who was sworn in earlier in the day. He is replacing the late Marguerite LaMotte. Among the items for discussion are a review of the district’s labor contracts, a handful of...
By LA School Report | August 26, 2014
LAUSD board rejoices in passing ‘best budget’ in seven years
An extraordinary year for LA Unified came to an extraordinary end yesterday as the school board unanimously approved — and with minimal debate — its largest budget in seven years. The six board members played musical chairs congratulating one another and Superintendent John Deasy for a job well done. Members were especially complimentary of the...
By Vanessa Romo | June 25, 2014
LIVESTREAM coverage of today’s LAUSD school board meeting: budget a top priority
This morning, the Los Angeles Unified School Board meets to discuss a wide variety of issues including what promises to be a charged debate about a budget plan unveiled by Superintendent John Deasy last week. Community groups have held a series of meetings and rallies, including one last night, advocating for a say in the...
By LA School Report | April 8, 2014
Watch now: Livestream coverage of today’s LAUSD committee meeting
The LA Unified school board holds a committee meeting today, chaired by LAUSD trustee Monica Ratliff. Among other items, the Curriculum Instruction and Assessment Committee is set to discuss the new ‘smarter balanced‘ assessments which will be administered this year on computers and tablets, taking the place of traditional standardized tests. 1:00 p.m.: Curriculum, Instruction...
By LA School Report | February 25, 2014
Watch now: Livestream coverage of today’s LAUSD committee meetings
The LA Unified school board is busy today with two committee meetings, both chaired by school board member Bennett Kayser: 10:00 a.m.: Budget, Facilities and Audit Committee Meeting: (Agenda) 1:00 p.m. Early Childhood Education and Parent Engagement Committee Meeting. (Agenda) LA School Report, has livestream coverage: click LIVESTREAM LAUSD
By LA School Report | February 20, 2014