Family and Community Engagement Committee

I am the Chair of the Board of Education’s Family & Community Engagement Committee. 

During the 2022-23 school year, the committee will discuss strategies to strengthen communication with LAUSD families, shape stakeholder engagement practices, examine emerging needs among families, and address opportunities for adult learning.

October 12, 2022

December 14, 2022

February 1, 2023

April 12, 2023

June 7, 2023

Feb 1, 2023 Agenda Notes Video: English Spanish

December 14, 2022 - Agenda Notes Video: English Spanish

October 12, 2022 - Agenda  Notes  Video: English Spanish

Committee Members

Scott M. Schmerelson, Chairperson

Nick Melvoin, Board Member

Tanya Ortiz Franklin, Board Member

District Members

Antonio Plascencia, Director, Office of  Parent & Community Services

Pia Escudero, Executive Director, Student Health & Human Services

My T. Huynh, Chief Administrative and Education Counsel

Other Partners

Anvi Kevany, Parent, President of Highlands Council of PTA's

Cathie Chenoweth, School Liason, Los Angeles Public Library Engagement and Learning

Jenna Schwartz, Parent, Teacher, Co-founder Parents Supporting Teachers

Yolanda McCoy, Project Specialist, Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative

Abigail Lee, Senior, Van Nuys High School

Lisa Salazar, General Manager, Youth Development Department, City of Los Angeles

Jessica T. Boro, Parent/Former LAUSD Educator

Everil Nelson, Parent in BD7, Family Advisory Council, and BSAP Family Advisory