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LAUSD opens more fingerprint centers for volunteers

Chase Niesner | February 20, 2014

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Tamar Galatzan 2-11-14

Board Member Tamar Galatzan represents the western half of the San Fernando Valley

LAUSD parents looking to volunteer at their child’s school no longer have to brave the LA freeways to get fingerprinted at the district’s downtown headquarters.

Thanks to a recently passed resolution sponsored by board members Tamar Galatzan, Steve Zimmer and Monica Garcia, parents can have their fingerprints processed at local Educational Service Centers, a change to encourage more parent volunteers across the district.

“Allowing volunteers to help on campus gives interested parents a way to support the school, and builds strong ties between school, home and community,” Galatzan said in a press release. “Research also shows that parent involvement is associated with higher student achievement.”

Applicants still must pay the $56 processing fee and show proof of a tuberculosis test, which can cost as much as $40 at a health clinic.

Fingerprinting is done weekdays, 8 am – 4 pm,  at these locations within LAUSD’s Educational Service Centers. The district recommends to call ahead for an appointment.

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