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LAUSD superintendent believes April 9 reopening still feasible for elementary schools

Los Angeles Unified schools Superintendent Austin Beutner on Monday, Feb. 22, doubled down on his challenge to elected officials to get elementary campuses in the nation’s second-largest school district up and running by April 9, insisting it can be done if vaccines are prioritized for school employees. And in anticipation that a more general school reopening can occur by then, the district will resume providing child care, one-one-one and small group instruction, special education services and ...
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LAUSD announces app to coordinate COVID-19 factors in step toward reopening

The Los Angeles Unified School District on Monday, Feb. 22, announced the launch of “Daily Pass,” the first comprehensive system in the nation that coordinates health checks, COVID-19 tests and vaccinations in one online tool. The district called Daily Pass “a critical component of Los Angeles Unified’s ‘Safe Steps to Safe Schools’ reopening plan. “The Daily Pass sets the highest standard possible for school safety,” said LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner. “MERV-13 upgraded air filters in ever...
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LAUSD explains why it declined to have some employees vaccinated early

A day after revelations surfaced that a hospital recently offered to vaccinate employees at various schools and daycare centers in the San Fernando Valley during a time when vaccine doses are hard to come by, officials in Los Angeles Unified — the state’s largest school district — explained on Thursday, Feb. 11, why it passed on the opportunity. LAUSD was offered 100 vaccination “slots” through a program with Dignity Health-Northridge Hospital Medical Center but declined after conferring with th...
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LAUSD officials say full school reopenings beyond their control; Buscaino ponders legal action

Even as Los Angeles Unified School District officials stress that certain factors impacting how soon they can reopen schools — such as the level of COVID-19 cases in the county — are beyond their control, one city councilman who wants to look at legal options to compel LAUSD to return students to classrooms insists there are actions the district could take to provide in-person instruction at least to its most vulnerable pupils now. And at least one school board member agrees. A day after L.A. Ci...
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LAUSD students discuss political climate as Biden becomes president

Seeing a new administration take over the White House brings with it a feeling of excitement for Emely Cortez. At the same time, she struggles to remain hopeful that President Joe Biden will be able to get as much accomplished as she would like, given how fractured the country is. “In the last four years, when I’ve actually gotten into politics and I started paying attention, I’ve only seen a lot of bad stuff,” said Cortez, an 11th grader at Cesar E. Chavez Social Justice Humanitas Academy in Sa...
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LAUSD seeks state, county approval to operate as COVID-19 vaccination sites

Continuing to make his case that the nation’s second-largest school district is well-positioned to become COVID-19 vaccination sites, Superintendent Austin Beutner sent a letter to state and county public health officials on Monday, Jan. 18, urging them to “immediately” authorize Los Angeles Unified to administer the shots — a move which the schools chief said will help speed the pandemic recovery and allow students to return to campus for in-person learning sooner. The district is seeking appro...
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LAUSD board president launches reelection bid

Los Angeles Unified school board member Kelly Gonez, who made history last month by becoming the youngest woman to serve as its board president, is already looking ahead to a second term in office. Although the 32-year-old’s current term won’t be up until December 2022 and the primary election for board District 6 is still about a year-and-a-half away, she launched her reelection campaign this week, saying she wants to give herself plenty of time to talk to students, parents, educators and other...
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LAUSD says it has no intention of suing over Newsom’s school reopening proposal

The Los Angeles Unified School District has no intention of suing the state over Gov. Gavin Newsom’s school reopening proposal, the district said Thursday, Jan. 14. Although the school board had, during its meeting this week, granted Superintendent Austin Beutner permission to explore all options — including legal actions — for seeking government reimbursement for the 30 million meals the district has provided to needy adults in the community since the coronavirus pandemic began, it did not auth...
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Why attorneys for Southern California schools blame victims for their own sexual abuse, bullying

When lawyers representing Moreno Valley Unified School District argued that 13-year-old Diego Stolz and his family were partly to blame for his death at the hands of two bullies, it wasn’t the first time such an argument was used — and likely won’t be the last. “I think it’s a disgusting strategy,” said lawyer Morgan Stewart, whose Irvine firm has sued districts whose defense attorneys have responded by blaming his clients for their alleged abuse. “It bothers me at a core level.” Lewis Brisbois ...
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LAUSD says state’s COVID school-reopening plan falls short

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Unified School District officials and labor leaders are urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to beef up his proposed “Safe Schools for All” reopening plan to reflect the disproportionate impact months of COVID-19-related distance learning has had on students in low income communities. Superintendent Austin Beutner was joined Monday morning by representatives of more than a half-dozen district unions to outline their concerns with the plan Newsom introduced on Dec. 30 as part of his...
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Push to open public schools in February thrills some parents, terrifies some teachers, as COVID surges

The new year brings a ray of hope for California parents like Kate Gude, who has watched with mounting worry as her four kids suffer social isolation and reduced instruction time from online learning. The first COVID-19 vaccines were given to health care workers a month ago, teachers whose safety fears have blunted reopening efforts are next in line, and the governor has a new $2 billion plan aimed at getting kids back into classrooms over the next three months. “I’m an eternal optimist,” said G...
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LAUSD teachers to provide more synchronous instruction, office hours next semester

In hopes of engaging more with Los Angeles Unified students and families during distance learning, teachers will provide an additional 20 to 30 minutes of synchronous instruction for grades 1 through 12 on Mondays and hold an extra 30 minutes of office hours Tuesday through Friday of each week starting next semester. The plan is part of a deal the district struck with the teachers union, which extends the distance learning agreement that the parties had reached last summer through June 30, or wh...
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Survey shows parents want LAUSD to offer in-person learning option next semester

Nine months into a global pandemic that has upended the nation’s school system, two education advocacy groups in Los Angeles released the results of separate surveys on Wednesday, Dec. 16, looking at some of the obstacles imposed by distance learning. One survey, by the group Speak UP, addressed parents’ opinions about school reopenings while a second poll, conducted by Educators for Excellence-Los Angeles and USC’s Rossier School of Education, focused on the challenges of distance learning thro...
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LAUSD board names district’s permanent police chief

The Los Angeles Unified school board voted unanimously Tuesday, Dec. 8, to name Leslie Ramirez as the district’s permanent police chief, a position she has held on an interim basis since July after her predecessor resigned in protest of a board decision to slash the police department’s budget by $25 million. Ramirez’s contract will run through June 30, 2022. A product of Los Angeles Unified, Ramirez graduated from Alexander Hamilton High School. She began her career as a campus officer in 1991 a...
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LAUSD hands out 1.5 million meals on eve of Thanksgiving

LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner helps distribute meals to needy families at South Gate High School in South Gate on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. The district handed out 1.5 million meals in advance of the long holiday weekend, compared to a typical weekday which is between 300,000 to mid-400,000 range. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner discusses the enormous need for feeding families during this pandemic at South Gate High School in Sout...
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Don’t expect LAUSD to reopen schools in January, board president says

Los Angeles Unified’s school board president believes that January is no longer a realistic timeframe for the nation’s second-largest school district to reopen schools, as record numbers of new coronavirus cases continue to be reported and other districts across the country start to shut down schools once again or roll back their plans to reopen. “Do I think it’s going to happen? No, I don’t,” outgoing board President Richard Vladovic said when asked about the likelihood of a January reopening d...
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LAUSD to provide daytime supervision to students when schools reopen

When students in Los Angeles Unified eventually return to school on a hybrid schedule, they’ll be able to spend the day in a supervised environment even when they’re not in class so that parents can return to work, Superintendent Austin Beutner told the school board on Tuesday, Nov. 10. “We will take care of your child all day — all day in a classroom, all day with other supervised support that allows children to be with their classmates and continue to learn in a school environment even if it’s...
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Koziatek concedes in LAUSD race for District 3 seat

Los Angeles Unified school board candidate Marilyn Koziatek has conceded the District 3 race to incumbent Scott Schmerelson, closing the door on what had been a spirited — and expensive — contest that pitted the teachers union against charter school backers. Koziatek continues to trail Schmerelson by nearly 18,000 votes, or about 7.5% of the votes that have been counted, according to the latest preliminary results from the county’s registrars office. It’s unclear how many ballots are left to be ...
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Ford rolls out 2 million masks for LAUSD’s relief effort

The Ford Motor Company Fund on Monday, Nov. 9, approved a donation of 2 million protective masks to be distributed at schools throughout Los Angeles Unified as part of the district’s coronavirus relief effort. “We are committed to the highest standard of safety in our schools, including making sure everyone has a mask to help reduce the spread of the virus,” Superintendent Austin Beutner said. “We are grateful Ford has joined with us in this unprecedented effort to provide a safety net to the st...
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Franklin declares victory in school board race, one of the most expensive in LAUSD history

Los Angeles Unified school board candidate Tanya Ortiz Franklin has declared victory in the District 7 race, where her 16-point lead over Patricia Castellanos has not budged since election night. Having captured 58% of the votes that have been counted so far compared to the 42% that’s gone to Castellanos, Franklin posted a statement on social media shortly after 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6, saying she was “deeply honored that the voters of Board District 7 have chosen me as their next representative.”...
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Schmerelson doubles down on claim that he’s won LAUSD’s District 3 race

Scott Schmerelson, the incumbent in the Los Angeles Unified school board race for District 3, is doubling down on his position that he has won the election, though his opponent has yet to concede. In a statement issued by his campaign on Wednesday, Nov. 4, Schmerelson was already making plans for his second term in office. “We need to make sure that our schools are physically ready to re-open safely with adequate room for social distancing and sufficient supplies of PPE so that when LAUSD school...
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Franklin has early advantage over Castellanos in race for LAUSD’s District 7 seat

Los Angeles Unified school board candidate Tanya Ortiz Franklin had a double-digit lead over her rival, Patricia Castellanos, in the District 7 race, as the first set of voting results came in shortly after polls closed on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Heading into Election Day, multiple indicators had suggested that this could be a tight race. Castellanos and Franklin were separated by less than 3.5% of the votes, or about 2,850 votes, during the primary election. Additionally, the current school board was ...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Harbor, Watts, Franklin, LA County, Linda Sanchez, Castellanos, Los Angeles Unified, Sheila Kuehl


Schmerelson takes early lead over Koziatek for LAUSD seat

Despite an expensive campaign by charter school backers intent on unseating the current office holder, Scott Schmerelson, the incumbent in the Los Angeles Unified school board race for District 3, had an early lead over political newcomer Marilyn Koziatek as voting results started trickling in on Tuesday, Nov. 3. As of Tuesday afternoon, more than $7.4 million in independent expenditures had been spent on the race by outside interest groups — mainly allies of the teachers union or charter school...
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Anthem Blue Cross donates $100,000 to LAUSD relief program

LOS ANGELES — A $100,000 donation from the Anthem Blue Cross Foundation will help provide meals and other necessities to families in need while Los Angeles Unified schools remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, district officials announced Monday. The donation to Los Angeles Students Most in Need, a charity established by LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner, will support the district’s ongoing food-relief efforts that have already provided more than 73 million meals to students and famil...
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LAUSD board condemns Azerbaijan for ‘unprovoked’ attacks on ethnic Armenians

The Los Angeles Unified school board passed an emergency resolution late Tuesday, Oct. 6, condemning Azerbaijan’s “unprovoked” attack on ethnic Armenians in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Artsakh, as board members became the latest local officials to weigh in on the ongoing conflict overseas. The board also voted unanimously in a separate resolution to give students the day off on April 24 of each year, starting next school year, to observe the Armenian Genocide. Los A...
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Attendance falling for LAUSD’s first graders

The overall attendance rate for first graders in Los Angeles Unified is down 3.7% compared to a year ago — and down by two or three times that rate for some of the highest-needs students — according to the latest data from the district. Cumulative attendance rates since the start of the school year show a 7.5% drop in attendance among Black students and a 4.1% decrease among Latino students in the first grade. The rates also went down by 4.2% for English learners, 4% for students with disabiliti...
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2020 elections: LAUSD District 7 voters to decide new office holder

Los Angeles Unified school board District 7 The District: Covers the Watts-to-Harbor area of L.A. County The Incumbent: There is no incumbent. Outgoing board President Richard Vladovic is leaving office due to term limits. The Challengers: Patricia Castellanos, 50, is the mother of a second-grader in the district and serves as L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl’s deputy on workforce and economic development issues. Tanya Ortiz Franklin, 36, is senior director of school culture and restorati...
Tags: Elections, News, Education, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Eric Garcetti, Harbor, Democratic Party, Watts, Franklin, Los Angeles Police Department, San Fernando Valley, Castellanos


Parents sue LAUSD over distance learning plan

Pastor Cedric Nelms speaks about a lawsuit which was filed against LAUSD on behalf of Black and Latino families over its distance learning plan, which the plaintiffs allege violates students’ California constitutional rights to a basic public education on Thursday, September 24, 2020 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Keshara Shaw, parent of a sixth-grader, joined a lawsuit which was filed against LAUSD on behalf of Black and Latino families over its di...
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2020 elections: Battle continues for LAUSD District 3 board seat

 Los Angeles Unified school board District 3 District: Includes West San Fernando Valley and portions of the South Valley through North Hollywood Incumbent: Scott Schmerelson, 69, was elected to the board in 2015 after nearly four decades as an educator. He has been a classroom teacher, counselor and principal and is currently the director of Region 21 of the California School Boards Association. He previously served as president and executive director of Region 16 of the Association of Califo...
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LAUSD students continue push to fully defund school police department

LOS ANGELES >> Not satisfied with the $25 million that the Los Angeles Unified school board cut from the district’s police department this summer, students and social justice activists are continuing to press for a full defunding of the program. About 125 people gathered outside the district’s headquarters on Tuesday, Sept. 15, calling for the complete elimination of the Los Angeles School Police Department. At times, some of the rally-goers got into heated exchanges with a smaller group of coun...
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