• Policy Advocacy

  • LEGISLATIVE ISSUE AREAS

    The Office of Government Relations monitors and responds to a wide variety of education policy and school-related legislative issue areas at the state and federal level. These major topics include, but is not limited to, the following education policies:

    • Adult Education
    • Attendance and Truancy
    • Campus Safety and School Climate
    • Curriculum and Instruction
    • Early Childhood Education
    • English Language Learners
    • Facilities
    • Foster and Homeless Youth
    • Graduation Requirements
    • Mental Health
    • School Accountability
    • School Nutrition
    • Special Education
    • State Budget and Tax Policy
    • Student Health
    • Technology
    • Teacher Pipeline (Recruitment, Retention and Credentialing)
    • Transportation

    For a full list of issue areas, please see our Staff Roster & Areas of Responsibilities.

    STATE LEGISLATION

    State advocacy is essential to building support for education issues and initiatives. The Los Angeles Unified Office of Government Relations pursues an advocacy agenda approved by the Board of Education and the Superintendent every year that outlines legislative and funding priorities to increase academic and social-emotional learning outcomes, promote equity and excellence for all, and achieve organizational sustainability to better serve students, staff and the communities the District serves. In addition, the advocacy team also develops positions on legislative measures that impact Los Angeles Unified and works with executive and legislative leaders in Sacramento to protect and maximize state funding.

    District’s Advocacy Agenda:

    2021

    2020

    California Legislation:

    2020

    2019

     *For previous years' information, please contact the Office of Government Relations

    FEDERAL LEGISLATION

    Los Angeles Unified Office of Government Relations monitors and advocates through the annual appropriations cycle for increased funding of Titles I-IV formula programs; federal grant programs such as GEAR UP and the Magnet Schools Assistance (MSA) grant; and 21st Century program funds for after-school programs. In addition, the District actively advocates for full funding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); passage of the Rebuild America’s Schools Act; repeal of the Government Pension Offset/Windfall Elimination Provision; a permanent solution for undocumented youth and TPS beneficiaries; ending of immigration policies that impact learning and family stability; support of common sense gun reform legislation; and increased funding to state and local education agencies under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.

     

  • CA State Capitol Building