Just in: Porter Ranch schools relocated for gas leak might start return process this month; inspections are underway
Two Porter Ranch schools that were relocated during the methane gas leak are being checked for contamination inside every classroom, and the schools could begin moving back as early as this month, LA Unified officials said Tuesday. “Health inspectors are checking the inside of the schools before we move the children back,” Local District Northwest Superintendent...
By Mike Szymanski | March 1, 2016
LAUSD board promotes Michelle King to superintendent
* UPDATED After a three-month nationwide search, the LA Unified school board today kept it all in the family, naming Michelle King, a district teacher and administrator for nearly 30 years, to serve as its new superintendent. She succeeds Ramon Cortines whom she served as chief deputy until he stepped down last month. The 54-year-old...
By Mike Szymanski | January 11, 2016
LAUSD contemplating how kids can eat more and waste less
With the third and final phase of LA Unified’s Breakfast in the Classroom rollout ending today, district officials are now assessing how to minimize the amount of wasted and uneaten food left behind. Already, new procedures are in the works for the start of the new school year in August, said Laura Benavidez, the program’s...
By Mike Szymanski | May 29, 2015