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LAUSD police chief resigns following school board vote to cut $25 million from his agency

Todd Chamberlain, the retired LAPD commander who took the helm of the Los Angeles School Police Department just seven months ago, resigned effective immediately Wednesday, a day after the district’s board voted to slash his department’s budget by $25 million. A Los Angeles Unified School District spokesperson confirmed the resignation and stated “more information on the department leadership transition will be forthcoming.” She was unable to provide additional information about Chamberlain’s dec...
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As LA public schools plan for fall, calls grow for improved online learning

As the coronavirus pandemic shows little signs of slowing down, calls are growing for the Los Angeles Unified School District to improve upon a hastily launched system of online learning for the coming academic year. A report compiled by parent advocacy organization Speak Up found the district’s distance-learning program has been “inconsistent at best and discriminatory at worst.” The report added that live online instruction, mandatory grades and consistent scheduling are critical to online sch...
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Teachers union calls for elimination of LAUSD police force

The United Teachers Los Angeles union is calling for the elimination of the Los Angeles Unified School District police department, it was announced Friday, June 26. The UTLA “House of Representatives” passed a motion Thursday night to eliminate LAUSD school police and redirect funding to mental health and counseling for students, said Anna Bakalis of the union. Thursday’s UTLA House of Representatives vote was 154-56, and follows a 35-2 vote by the UTLA Board of Directors on the same motion on J...
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California Schools Head: Officers Needed In Some Schools

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The head of California schools said Wednesday his office is working to re-imagine the role of police officers at the state’s 10,000 public schools but that some schools would still need officers on campus to protect students’ safety. Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond said the officers would be needed to protect students from dangers, including school shootings or bomb threats but officers would no longer be called upon to discipline misbehaving students. “As...
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LA school board to mull funding cuts for police department following ‘defund’ protests

The Los Angeles Unified school board will consider three resolutions calling to re-examine, reform or all-but dismantle its school police department on Tuesday, a topic likely to spark impassioned debate about the role of law enforcement officers in schools. The resolutions come amid ongoing protests for racial justice and demands that local governments slash municipal police budgets, calls directed at the LA School Police Department (LASPD) after public school districts in Minneapolis, Chicago ...
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LA Unified chief calls to end school police use of pepper spray and policy allowing chokeholds

Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday, June 15 that he will recommend the district’s school board eliminate school police officers’ use of pepper spray and policies allowing carotid choke holds before the next academic year. He also tapped a small group of community members to help conduct a budget review of the Los Angeles school police, “to look at what is needed to keep schools safe as well as what students need to feel free from stigma,” and present concrete changes t...
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Teachers union board calls to defund school police at LAUSD campuses, sparking debate

Sarah Djato, a 16-year-old at Dorsey High in the Crenshaw neighborhood of Los Angeles, said that when a fight broke on her campus last year, school police responded with pepper spray that hit her friends on the way to class. It was a moment that helped shape her impassioned calls to remove police from public schools. “There are many other ways to take care of situations like fights that happen on our campuses,” Djato, a member of advocacy group LA Students Deserve, said during a Monday, June 8, ...
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UTLA doubles down on charter co-locations as LAUSD reopening, coronavirus budget deficits hang in balance

Lynda Davey, a 70-year-old teacher at Shirley Avenue Elementary School in Reseda, found herself getting shooed from outside A-list actress Kristen Bell’s house in Los Feliz by police on a hot Thursday, May 7, afternoon as she sat in her red Mazda. Davey was one of dozens of Los Angeles public school teachers union members demanding, via a honking car-caravan at Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters and at homes of charter school leaders, a moratorium on campus-sharing agreements betwe...
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California teachers unions fight to preserve flawed, costly status quo

Teachers unions in California are vowing to fight any cuts to education funding during the recession caused by the open-ended coronavirus lockdown. For example, United Teachers Los Angeles President Alex Caputo-Pearl told members, “we cannot go back” to the type of cuts school districts experienced during the 2008 recession, when class sizes were increased, campuses were closed and teachers with less seniority were laid off. But he’s wrong. Not only can we go back, we likely will have to. It’s s...
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LA school campuses will remain shuttered for entire school year, says Superintendent

Los Angeles public school campuses will remain closed for the remainder of the school year and students will learn remotely through summer school, L.A. Unified officials said Monday, April 13. Superintendent Austin Beutner made the announcement in a live-streamed COVID-19 update from his home on the first day back from spring break, where he discussed virtual graduations, grades and a distance learning agreement with United Teachers Los Angeles. The move came weeks after recommendations to close...
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LA school campuses will remain shuttered for remainder of school year, says Superintendent Beutner

Los Angeles public school campuses will remain shuttered for the remainder of the school year and students will learn remotely through summer school, amid the ongoing novel coronavirus epidemic, L.A. Unified officials said Monday, April 13. Superintendent Austin Beutner made the announcement in a livestreamed coronavirus update from his home, where he also discussed graduations, grades and an agreement outlining terms of distance learning with teachers union United Teachers Los Angeles. “It’s be...
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Teachers union, LAUSD agree on distance-learning pact amid coronavirus closures

Officials at the Los Angeles Unified School District said Thursday, April 9, that a labor agreement was reached with the United Teachers Los Angeles union on terms of remote schooling amid closures for the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the agreement teachers will be able to create their own work schedules and not be required to teach classes using live video conferencing platforms, key demands made by UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl ahead of negotiations that began last Thursday. The deal will “prov...
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Supt. Austin Beutner said more LAUSD students are online, though gaps remain as spring break begins

About 74% of nearly 500,000 K-12 students at Los Angeles public schools have access to technology and have logged on to distance learning platforms — including 96% of high school students — according to the L.A. Unified School District officials. LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner shared the charted figures on Monday, April 6, in a distance-learning update, three weeks after he closed school campuses amid the worsening coronavirus epidemic. The numbers reflected progress at the start of a week-...
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UTLA’s latest shameful attack on charter schools

With myriad troubles facing students in the Los Angeles Unified School District, the president of the United Teachers Los Angeles’ myopic focus on power is so troubling. In a letter to Superintendent Austin Beutner, Alex Caputo-Pearl once again attacked charter schools, this time under the fear-mongering guise of COVID-19 concerns, demanding a substantial delay on any new charter schools or co-location charters. While Caputo-Pearl argued that his demands were based in health concerns and a lack ...
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Teachers union pushes back on LAUSD distance-learning methods amid coronavirus outbreak

United Teachers Los Angeles officials demanded more leeway from the Los Angeles Unified School District Thursday to conduct remote learning during potentially prolonged campus closures due to the coronavirus epidemic. In a morning Facebook live address Thursday, UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl said that teaching via live video-conferencing should be non-mandatory and that administrators should not join Zoom or other live classes, among other demands outlined in a letter to the district. “Our me...
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Calls for eviction ban spread as coronavirus threatens paychecks

Local and state officials are calling for an eviction ban as the economy slows in response to the coronavirus pandemic and workers are quarantined or forced to stay home with their kids due to school closures. Some proposals also would halt utility shut-offs for unpaid electric, gas or water bills and delay foreclosures should homeowners fall behind on mortgage payments. “People must be able to focus on our community’s health … and not on economic survival,” state Senate Housing Committee Chair ...
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LA Unified, San Diego schools to close all campuses starting Monday to combat coronavirus spread

The Los Angeles Unified and San Diego Unified school districts, the two largest districts in California, said they will close beginning on Monday, March 16 in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The announcement came after school officials deliberated their response to the coronavirus outbreak in a hastily assembled 7 a.m. emergency closed session meeting at the district’s downtown headquarters on Friday, March 13. “California has now entered a critical new phase in the fig...
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LAUSD board discusses response to coronavirus outbreak in emergency meeting

Los Angeles Unified School District officials voted to discuss their response to the coronavirus outbreak in closed session, at a hastily assembled 7 a.m. emergency meeting at the district’s downtown headquarters on Friday, March 13. Board members said they will announce actions thereafter. On Thursday, United Teachers Los Angeles union leaders urged LAUSD leadership to shutter all district schools to help mitigate the swiftly spreading novel coronavirus outbreak, joining a chorus of similar cal...
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LAUSD discusses coronavirus in emergency meeting; announcement planned at 10 a.m.

Los Angeles Unified School District officials deliberated their response to the coronavirus outbreak in a hastily assembled 7 a.m. emergency closed session meeting at the district’s downtown headquarters on Friday, March 13. Executive officer of the board Jefferson Crain said district Superintendent Austin Beutner will be making a statement following the discussion at 10 a.m. On Thursday, United Teachers Los Angeles union leaders urged LAUSD leadership to shutter all district schools to help mit...
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LAUSD to cancel large gatherings in effort to prevent coronavirus spread, union officials say

The Los Angeles Unified School district will limit large gatherings to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, according to an email sent by teachers union officials to district staff. The district — in consultation with L.A. County health officials — requested that all schools cancel or postpone all large gatherings, including assemblies and school open houses, wrote a message sent to union members Wednesday evening. Athletic events can continue, wrote the message from United Teach...
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LAUSD to cancel large gatherings in effort to prevent coronavirus spread

The Los Angeles Unified School district will limit large gatherings to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, according to guidelines sent to school principals by Supt. Austin Beutner Wednesday. The guidelines requested that all schools cancel or postpone all large gatherings of “more people than you might find in a classroom,” including assemblies and school open houses. Athletic events can continue, but without spectators in attendance. Also included was a request that all studen...
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LAUSD board seat in West Valley appears headed to a runoff following attack campaign

Los Angeles Unified School District board member Scott Schmerelson appeared headed to a runoff, a sign that a million-plus dollar ad campaign against him impacted the contest to represent schools in the west San Fernando Valley plus Sherman Oaks and Studio City. Per the latest county registrar election results released Wednesday evening, Schmerelson garnered 41% of the vote, with Koziatek following behind at 31%. In third came Elizabeth Badger with 26% of the voting electorate. It was one of the...
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West Valley board member faces two challengers in high-spending LAUSD election

Four seats are up for grabs on the seven-member Los Angeles Unified School District board this March 3 primary, in an election that could shift the balance of power on the largest elected school board in the country. The high stakes are apparent in outside spending dollar amounts from the two usual power players, teachers union United Teachers Los Angeles and the California Charter Schools Association. The latter is hoping to reshuffle a union majority block on the school board. One of such unio...
Tags: Education, California, Uncategorized, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Philadelphia, Lausd, Chatsworth, Los Angeles Unified School District, West Valley, Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, Badger, Scott Schmerelson, Schmerelson


End of the Decade: Superintendent turnover, labor unrest marked a tumultuous decade for LAUSD

Hundreds of other LAUSD teachers collect picket signs and other materials outside UTLA’s office as they prepare for a possible strike, in Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2018. UTLA will meet with LAUSD on Monday for one last negotiation to avert a strike. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Charter school supporters rally Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, in front of LAUSD headquarters before the school board meets to consider a resolution calling for limits on charter growth as part of...
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LAUSD teachers protest handling of Valley campuses during Saddleridge fire

Third-grader Dawson Floyd said he had a rough time back at Van Gogh Charter School Monday, in the wake of the massive Saddleridge fire that left his family evacuated from their Granada Hills home and burned over 8,000 acres in the northwestern San Fernando Valley foothills. “I could hardly breath,” he said Tuesday after school, adding that he thought the air was worse inside classrooms than outside. “When I went to the library Monday, I couldn’t go inside because it was too smokey.” Behind him, ...
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All eyes on Los Angeles’ Tuesday elections: Doug McIntyre

Los Angeles will throw an election on Tuesday, June 4. Excited? The big draw is Measure EE, a parcel tax projected to raise $500 million a year (for a dozen years) to once again save the nation’s second-largest school system from its own ineptness. On the undercard, a special election in the city’s 12th Council District, (mostly in the northwest San Fernando Valley) will ask voters to choose between 15 candidates to replace the replacement. City Councilman Greig Smith replaced Councilman Mitch E...
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LAUSD’s board has a new member. But no time to celebrate, as the campaign for a parcel tax marches on

By Taylor Swaak || LA School Report With Tuesday’s school board election delivering a decisive win for public education firebrand Jackie Goldberg, next month’s parcel tax vote is now center stage. L.A. Unified’s next election — less than three weeks away on June 4 — will ask residents within district boundaries to support Measure EE, a tax of 16 cents per square foot of developed property to raise about $500 million annually for the district. L.A. Unified is projecting insolvency in three years ...
Tags: News, Education, La, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Garcia, Kevin Moore, Goldberg, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, LA school, KPCC


LAUSD board runoff election will bring new member to the panel

LOS ANGELES — Former Los Angeles Unified School District board member Jackie Goldberg will look to rejoin the seven-member panel Tuesday when she faces former teacher and mayoral aide Heather Repenning in a runoff election. Goldberg and Repenning are vying for the Board of Education seat left vacant by the resignation of Ref Rodriguez, who stepped down last July after pleading guilty to conspiracy and other charges for laundering campaign donations from family and friends. In the March 5 primary...
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LAUSD’s dire finances could lead to state takeover in 3 years if parcel tax fails

Los Angeles Unified School District will run out of money in three years unless it makes drastic cuts in spending or voters pass a hefty parcel tax on the June 4 ballot, according to the district’s most recent budget. In the aftermath of a new contract for teachers to end a strike earlier this year, county education officials have warned they could step in to take control of the finances at the nation’s second largest school district if the forecast doesn’t improve. The financial situation is so...
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Anti-tax group’s case against LAUSD parcel tax will be heard 2 days after June 4 election

LOS ANGELES – A judge on Thursday outlined what issues she will consider during a June hearing on a petition by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association’s challenge to Measure EE, which would impose a parcel tax of 16 cents per square foot of building improvements on properties within the Los Angeles Unified School District. The Jarvis petition, filed Tuesday, had asked that a judge halt the June 4 parcel tax election, or that the county be barred from certifying the results of the vote. During T...
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