Family and Community Engagement Committee

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

Yo soy líder del Comite para la Participación de Familias y Comunidad.

During the 2021-22 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.

Durante el transcurso del año, el comité tratará los temas siguientes: cómo mejorar la comunicación con las familias del distrito, cómo mejorar los métodos de involucrar a las familias, cómo examinar las necesidades de las familias y cómo aumentar las oportunidades en la educación para adultos.

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  • Thursday, October 14, 2021
  • Thursday, December 9, 2021
  • Thursday, February 10, 2022
  • Thursday, April 28, 2022
  • Thursday, June 16, 2022

Committee Members

Mr. Scott M. Schmerelson, Chairperson

Ms. Jackie Goldberg, Board Member

Dr. George J. McKenna III, Board Member

District Staff

Mr. Antonio Plascencia, Interim Administrator, Office of Parent and Community Services

Ms. Diane Panossian, Director, Office of Parent and Community Services

Mr. Gonsalo Garay, Administrator, PACE Unit, Local District Northwest

Ms. Patrizia Puccio, Administrator, PACE Unit, Local District Northeast

Ms. Katrina M. Campbell, Chief Business and Compliance Counsel, Office of the General Counsel

Ms. Pia Escudero, Executive Director, Division of Student Health and Human Services

Mr. Marcos A. Hernandez, Principal, Ellen Ochoa Learning Center

External Representatives

Ms. Letetsia Fox, CSEA President

Mr. Juan Flecha, AALA President

Mr. Paul Robak, Parent

Ms. Yolanda Ford-Swinton, Parent

Ms. Vicky Martinez, Parent

Ms. Launa Bogartz, Parent