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Deasy, LAUSD board members to welcome back students

Yana Gracile | August 11, 2014

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John Deasy with students* UPDATED

As LA Unified students begin their first day of school tomorrow, district officials will be out in force, welcoming them.

Superintendent John Deasy has a full schedule over two days, with plans to greet principals and to tour schools that are under construction.

Planning to visit nearly a dozen campuses tomorrow and Wednesday, Deasy will start his tomorrow with a 5 a.m. appearance at Solano Avenue Elementary School where he will be joined by LAUSD board member Monica Garcia and chief facilities administrator Mark Hovatter, followed by a visit to Dolores Huerta Elementary School from 7 to 7:30 am.

Later, Deasy and Hovatter are scheduled to appear at John C. Fremont High School, while LAUSD board member Monica Ratliff heads to Mountain View Elementary School and then to Van Nuys Senior High School.

At 9 am, Deasy, Hovatter, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris,  LAUSD board member Steve Zimmer and LAUSD’s out-going liaison to District 1, Sylvia Rousseau, will gather at Baldwin Hills Elementary School and Gifted/High Ability Magnet School.

Deasy ends the day with visits to Playa Vista Elementary School, Paul Revere Charter Middle School and Magnet Center, Emerson Community Charter Middle School and David Starr Jordan High School.

On Wednesday, Deasy is scheduled to visit four schools, joined by Garcia and Hovatter at Dr. Julian Nava Learning Academy, one of four new four pilot schools opening this year, followed by Haddon Avenue Elementary School and North Hollywood Senior High School.  Deasy will be joined by LAUSD board member Bennett Kayser for his final visit to South Gate Middle School.

As for the two other board members, Tamar Galatzan is starting the day tomorrow with her own children, and President Richard Vladovic has plans to visit schools but has announced his schedule.


* Clarifies Vladovic’s plans to visit schools

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