• Los Angeles Unified School District

    2018 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Update


    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-390) provides the legal basis for FEMA mitigation planning requirements for State, local and Indian Tribal governments as a condition of mitigation grant assistance. The purpose of hazard mitigation planning is to enact mitigation measures that reduce the risk of loss of life and property damage from future disasters. 


    In 2004, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) developed a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP), which received FEMA approval in 2005. In 2012, a subsequent LHMP was prepared and received FEMA approval. The LHMP was deemed valid for a period of five years. In order to keep the LHMP current an update is required. Without this update, the LAUSD will not be eligible for FEMA pre-and post-disaster grant funds.  


    The revised LHMP will reflect current responsibilities of LAUSD’s divisions, departments and offices. The LHMP will also address major natural and human-caused disasters that may impact LAUSD facilities and its operations. The plan will include an updated list of natural hazards, assess the likely impacts of these hazards, establish updated goals and prioritize mitigation projects to reduce the impacts of future disasters on people and property as well as to critical LAUSD facilities and its infrastructure. 


    To ensure the completion of the LHMP, a Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC) was convened and consists of representatives from selected LAUSD departments. Additionally, other local, state and federal stakeholders have been invited to attend. 


    LAUSD is inviting members of the public and other interested stakeholders to participate in the LHMP project. The project was formally kicked off in January of 2018, with a public review draft of the LHMP anticipated in July 2018. 


    Opportunities for Input 


    Members of the LAUSD community have a very important role in this process. A draft of the 2018 LHMP Update will be available on this website in the summer of 2018 for review and comment by the public and all interested stakeholders.  


    Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee Meetings 


    January 25, 2018.  


    April 18, 2018 (9:00 AM to 12:00 noon)

    LAUSD Headquarters (Room 122)

    333 South Beaudry Avenue, Los Angeles, 90017


    May 9 and 10 (9:00 AM to 12:00 noon)

    LAUSD Headquarters (Room 21-114)

    333 South Beaudry Avenue, Los Angeles, 90017 


    August 16 (9:00 AM to 11:30 AM)

    LAUSD Headquarters (Room 21-114)

    333 South Beardry Avenue, Los Angeles, 90017


    Local Hazard Mitigation Plan



    Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (Public Review Draft)



     Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (FEMA Approved Version)


    Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Meeting


    August 15, 2018 (6:00 PM)

    LAUSD Headquarters (Room 122)

    333 South Beaudry Avenue, Los Angeles, 90017



    Please check this website periodically for all planning updates. For more information contact Bill Piazza, Office of Environmental Health and Safety at (213) 241-2576 or email at bill.piazza@lausd.net.