Exactly how many students really did start school at LAUSD?
How many students actually started school last week at LA Unified? It’s a question that the second-largest school district in the country is a bit sensitive about, especially because enrollment means money. The media cavalierly bandied about a wide array of numbers that may not seem significant but can equate to a difference as big...
By Mike Szymanski | August 25, 2016
LAUSD makes plans for simpler enrollment but doesn’t include charters
On Friday morning, more than 100 parents were lined up outside Walter Reed Middle School in Studio City waiting for a permit to get their child into one of the district’s Schools for Advanced Studies. One dad spent the night on the school steps. No, it’s no April Fool’s joke. Getting into one of LA...
By Mike Szymanski | April 1, 2016
Analysis: LAUSD board contemplates enrollment drop
“Forty years ago we were in competition with private schools. Now, we’re in competition with charters.” That was LA Unified board vice president Steve Zimmer yesterday, speaking at a board committee meeting where the issue at hand was district enrollment. The number of kids attending the district’s traditional schools has been declining since 2003, now...
By Michael Janofsky | December 12, 2014
Open Enrollment Season Now Until May 24
As of Monday, May 6, Los Angeles families can obtain open enrollment transfer applications at their child’s current LAUSD school or at any LAUSD school for the 2013-14 school year. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 24. More information is available here. The enrollment application can be found here. As part of the state-mandated open enrollment...
By LA School Report | May 9, 2013