September 20, 2016 - Whereas, Proposition 98 and the new Local Control Funding Formula are intended to improve educational achievement for all students but do not provide dedicated facilities funding; Whereas, Quality 21st Century school facilities designed for student needs of today and tomorrow enhance academic achievement goals; Whereas, The Kindergarten through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016 will provide State matching funds; Whereas, The California School Boards Association supports the Kindergarten through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016; now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Governing Board of the Los Angeles Unified School District supports the Kindergarten through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016 and directs the Superintendent to convey this support to the Los Angeles delegation of state and federal elected officials.
August 23, 2016 - Whereas, Proposition 58: LEARN (Language Education, Acquisition and Readiness Now) repeals the onerous English Learner parent waiver requirement and the English-only presumptive placement of English Learners; Whereas, Proposition 58: LEARN (Language Education, Acquisition and Readiness Now) also re-affirms English proficiency standards and promotes English as the official language in California; and
Whereas, Proposition 58: LEARN (Language Education, Acquisition and Readiness Now) emphasizes preparing all students for college and careers ina multilingual 21st century economy; now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Governing Board of the Los Angeles Unified District reaffirms its commitment to the ideals of preparing all students for college and careers in a multilingual 21st century that are embedded in Proposition 58: LEARN (Language Education, Acquisition and Readiness Now) and expresses its strong support for the Proposition.
September 20, 2016 - Resolved, That the Governing Board of the Los Angeles Unified School District joins renters, housing advocates and workers across the region in supporting the Affordable Housing and Labor Standards Initiative, also known as Measure JJJ.
August 23, 2016 - Resolved, That the Governing Board of the Los Angeles Unified School District supports the effort to begin exploration of a cost-neutral to the District partnership with the City of Los Angeles to expand the Los Angeles College Promise proposal to provide a college savings account for every District student, increase financial literacy among District students, and ensure college tuition is not a barrier for student access to college;...
February 2016 - Whereas, There is no written state or federal law that mandates that local districts assist
ICE in the enforcement of immigration laws; Resolved, That the Governing Board of the Los Angeles Unified School District hereby
restates its position that Congress act NOW to enact humane comprehensive immigration reform;
Resolved further, The Board declares that any school every Los Angeles Unified School District site is a safe place fo its students and their families to seek help, assistance, information, and safety if faced with fear and anxiety about related immigration enforcement efforts;
Resolved further, that the Superintendent shall establish all K-12, early ed centers, adult schools, and parent centers be established as resource and information sites for students and their families, and that the Board encourages the Superintendent to increase and enhance partnerships with community-based organizations and legal services organizations who provide resources for families facing deportation and that a rapid
response network be created to assist children whose family members have been detained,
Resolved further, In order to provide a public education, regardless of child or family’s immigration status, absent any applicable federal, state, or local law, regulation, ordinance or court decision, the District shall abide by the following conduct:
1. District personnel shall treat all students equitable in the receipt of all school
services, including but, not limited to, the free and reduced lunch program,
transportation, and educational instruction;
2. District personnel shall not inquire about a student’s immigration status,
including that of family members;
3. Any request by ICE for data information or to visit access a school site
shall be immediately forwarded to the Superintendent and General Counsel
for review and a decision on whether to allow access to the site, and/or the
information to ensure District compliance with Plyler and other applicable
Resolved further, That the Superintendent shall ensure all teachers, school administrators, and other staff will be trained on how to implement this policy and notification in multiple languages be distributed to families to fully inform them of their rights in the
Resolved further, that the Superintendent shall prepare an implementation plan defining partnerships with community organizations and training and support for school site employees to ensure rapid response and effective coordination and report back to the Board in 90 days, and be it finally Resolved, The Board instructs the Superintendent and the Office of Legislative Affairs to
forward a copy of this resolution to the Los Angeles delegation members of Congress.
May 12, 2015- Whereas, There is not research immediately available to determine whether a 2.0 GPA eligibility and optional probationary period is the most effective and equitable policy to encourage student-athletes to maintain strong academic performance, to meet the Los
Angeles Unified School District’s goals for graduation rates, and to maintain race and gender equity in California interscholastic competition; now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Superintendent authorize a study, performed either by the District or an outside party, examining the impact of the 2.0 grade GPA requirement on student athletes in the Los Angeles Unified School District, and that that study should include,
but not be limited to: 1. Data analysis of demographics of students who become academically ineligible; 2. Analysis of attendance rates for student athletes before and after ineligibility; 3. Analysis of academic performance for student athletes before and after
ineligibility; 4. Analysis of trends in expulsion/suspension incidents before and after ineligibility; 5. Analysis of whether or not the ‘probationary period’ provides adequate intervention for students at risk of ineligibility; 6. Comprehensive review of literature research related to alternative programs statewide and nationally; 7. A review and study of the effectiveness of the existing athletic intervention programs in the District and comparable CIF districts; Resolved further, That the Superintendent report back to the Governing Board of the Los Angeles Unified School District with recommendations for any policy or programchanges by June 2016; and, be it finally Resolved, That the Superintendent report to the Board regarding the relationship between District policy recommendations and CIF guidelines and regulations.
May 12, 2015 - Whereas, Voters in the state of California approved Proposition 13 in 1978;...Whereas, Proposition 13 created limits on the property taxes paid by residential and commercial properties; ... Whereas, Property taxes represent the single largest source of funding for public schools; Whereas, Regularly reassessing commercial property would, according to an analysis of data provided by researchers at the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, generate $9 billion annually for California and $2.9 billion for Los Angeles in additional revenue for public schools and other public services by 2019-20; now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Governing Board of the Los Angeles Unified School District supports efforts to modify how the value of commercial properties in California are reassessed to allow for more regular and fair reassessment of commercial property value to market value while protecting small business while maintaining Proposition 13 protections for residential properties including homeowners and renters; Resolved further, That tax revenues generated by modernizing how commercial property is reassessed benefit local schools and essential social services, and, be it finally Resolved, That the Los Angeles Unified School District supports this effort and will communicate this position to local elected officials including members of the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, the Los Angeles City Council, as well as Senators, and Assembly members.
May 12, 2015 - Whereas, Enrollment decline has now been identified as the number one factor causing the Los Angeles Unified School District’s structural budget deficit;... Resolved, That the Governing Board of the Los Angeles Unified School District declares reversing the declining enrollment trend as a primary priority for the District; and, be it finally Resolved, That the Superintendent, in collaboration with our labor partners, research institutions and experts in the field, shall develop a comprehensive enrollment expansion plan and submit it to the Board for action at the December 2015 Regular Board meeting.
April 14, 2015: Resolved, That the Governing Board of the Los Angeles Unified School District hereby designates 2015, as the “Year of Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide of 1915” and the month of April of every year thereafter as the month of “Commemoration of the Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide of 1915”, and in doing so will ensure that the Armenian Genocide is properly taught to the students, staff, and the community at large; and, be it finally Resolved, That the Los Angeles Unified School District reaffirms its commitment to working with the community groups, nonprofit organizations and school personnel to ensure that genocide studies remains an important part of the high school social studies curriculum.
December 9, 2014- Los Angeles Unified School District procures over 4100 million annually in food and food supplies. In 2012, the District adopted the Good Food Procurement resolution which supports local farmers and the local economy. This resolution reaffirms the District’s commitment to the values of: Local Economies, Environmental Sustainability, Valued Workforce, Animal Welfare and Nutritional. It also directs the Superintendent to report to the board annually on the implementation progress of the Good Food Procurement resolution (2012).
December 9, 2014- Enrollment in teacher preparation programs statewide has been decreasing which mirrored in Los Angeles Unified School District has led to a shortage of teachers from the community. The District Career Ladder program has contributed over 3,000 participants to the ranks of K-12 teachers since 1995. The Governing Board directs the Superintendent to develop an investment plan that would expand on the existing Career Ladder program. Such expansion includes the creating of a Paraeducator Career Ladder Steering Committee, applying for grant funding, and development of a multi-year implementation and sustainability plan for paraeducators.
November 18, 2014- Over 75% of Los Angeles Unified School District students and their families are living in poverty. These students have higher rates of absenteeism and greater risk of dropping out while their families are unable to afford educational resources that prepare their children for school. Increasing minimum wage is one of the most effective ways to combat poverty and be able to stabilize many families and/or communities. The Board of LAUSD supports increasing the citywide minimum wage and encourages for other cities in the County to do the same.Therefore, the Governing Board of LAUSD recommends that the citywide minimum wage be increased and it supports Mayor Garcetti’s proposal to increase the minimum wage to $13.25 by the year 2017.