When parents are labeled disruptive, should they get to appeal?
A mother came to board member Monica Ratliff’s office in tears recently because her daughter was doing an end-of-year dance performance, but she thought she couldn’t attend because she got a “Disruptive Parent Letter” and was told she was banned from the school. “She was told you’re not allowed on campus. I think the messaging...
By Mike Szymanski | June 8, 2016
Charters, budgets, expulsions on LA Unified committee agendas
Three LA Unified board committee meetings that were delayed a month by the superintendent search are scheduled back-to-back-to-back tomorrow, all at district headquarters. Some of the issues on the agendas involve the continuing discussion about what it would mean to turn LAUSD into an all-charter school district, early childhood education and new information dealing with...
By Mike Szymanski | January 18, 2016
Parent panels now reviewing LA Unified’s next spending plan
Parents involved in setting spending priorities for LA Unified have a lot of homework to do over the next two weeks. Members of the Parent Advisory Committee and the District English Learner Advisory Committee have been instructed to “take home and live with” Superintendent John Deasy’s proposed Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) before providing...
By Vanessa Romo | April 16, 2014
LA Unified moves closer to filling parent advisory panel
LA Unified took another step today toward completing the roster of parents who will serve on an advisory panel charged with helping set spending goals for new state money coming into the district through the Local Control Funding Formula. In recent days, meetings of parents and guardians at the district’s five Educational Service Center areas...
By LA School Report | February 26, 2014
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The pathway to LA Unified’s Parent Advisory Committee
With new education tax dollars coming in, LAUSD is quickly assembling a 47-member Parent Advisory Committee as part of its Local Control Accountability Plan, which represents the district’s spending priorities. For parents there’s a two-step process for participating. A local School Site Council identifies interested parents as potential candidates. Then each council nominates one parent of a “low...
By Chase Niesner | February 6, 2014
LA Unified wants you: 47 parents and your spending priorities
It’s rare these days that the LA Unified school board agrees on anything. Now, imagine this: Over the next few weeks, district officials will take on the daunting task of assembling a committee of 47 parents and guardians to help decide how to spend tax dollars coming into the district. It’s the next step in...
By Vanessa Romo | January 29, 2014