• Policy Advocacy

  • State Government

    Los Angeles Unified believes state advocacy is essential to building support for education issues and initiatives. Los Angeles Unified Office of Government Relations implements a legislative agenda as approved by the Board of Education and Superintendent, and develops positions on legislative measures and numerous matters at the state level on behalf of the district on issues that impact Los Angeles Unified. In addition, the school district works with executive and legislative leaders in Sacramento to protect funding as well as maximize state funding directed to the District.

    Below are links to helpful resources to understand the California legislative process, our local, state, and federal government, a legislative calendar, and list of legislators on the education committees for LAUSD stakeholders to use in their advocacy endeavors.


    LAUSD 2020 Advocacy Priorities

    Distrito Escolar Unificado De Los Angeles Agenda de Abogacia para el ano 2020



    LAUSD End of Year Legislative Report 2019


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


    Federal Government

    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 school 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.


    Legislative Issue Areas 
    The Office of Government Relations covers a wide variety of education policy and school-related legislative issue areas. The following are major topics that the OGR covers and monitors as it relates to local, state, and federal policy:
    • Accountability (API, Dashboard, LCAP, SARC, SPSA)
    • Adult Education/ROCP
    • Attendance/Truancy/SARBs
    • Campus Safety/School Climate
    • Charter Schools
    • Curriculum, Standards & Frameworks
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Energy
    • English Language Learners
    • Environmental Safety Standards/CEQA
    • Facilities (including CTE Facilities)
    • Foster and Homeless Youth
    • Graduation Requirements/Dropout Prevention
    • Immigration
    • Instructional Materials
    • Pupil Records/Data Systems/Privacy
    • Special Education
    • Student Health Wellness, Medi-Cal & Mental Health
    • Technology
    • Transportation/Vehicles

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

  • CA State Capitol Building


    Contact Us

    Sacramento Office:

    1130 K Street
    Suite 350
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Telephone No. (916) 446-6641

    Los Angeles Office:

    333 South Beaudry Avenue
    24th Floor,
    Los Angeles, California 90017
    Telephone No. (213) 241-8279