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Samantha Oltman | December 18, 2012

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LAPD to Step up Presence at Elementary, Middle Schools
Chief Charlie Beck sets a goal of having uniformed officers visit campuses every day, saying this was the ‘new reality’ the department must address. LA Times
See also: KCET, KPCC, LAist

Districts Face Questions in Spending Long-Term Bonds for Short-Lived Technology
Last month, the Bond Oversight Committee for  Los Angeles Unified balked at endorsing Superintendent John Deasy’s plan to buy tablet computers with bonds intended primarily for building and renovating schools. In doing so, the Committee raised questions that other school districts also should be asking. EdSource

South Bay Lawmaker Proposes Penalties for Schools Without Emergency Plans
Prompted by last week’s horrific school shooting in Connecticut, a South Bay lawmaker plans to introduce legislation that would impose penalties on California schools that fail to create or keep current an emergency response plan. Daily Breeze

Foshay Learning Center Basketball Team Gets New Uniforms, Shoes
Team sports usually require team uniforms. But for years, that hasn’t been the case for the basketball team at James A. Foshay Learning Center in South Los Angeles. Generous donations are outfitting the players to look more like a team. ABC LA

No Charges to Be Filed in Alleged Facebook School Threats
The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office declined Monday to file charges against a 24-year-old Pomona man who was arrested after allegedly posting threats on Facebook about killing elementary school students. LA Times

LAUSD Board Confirms Its Union-Occupied Status
When I heard that the Los Angeles Unified school board had passed a resolution barring its superintendent from seeking grants without board approval, I was 10,000 percent certain it was because John Deasy had sought funding that had strings attached related to teacher performance. Cal Watchdog (Opinion)

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