Here’s what happened at the Board of Education meeting on 5/7/24

The Board of Education met on 5/7/24 starting at 2 pm.   You can view the Agenda, the Meeting materials, Safe Schools Task Force Annual Update, the Community Based Safety Plan, Community-Based Safety-Landscape, other materials and the video of the entire meeting here and in Spanish here.

At this meeting, the Board approved the following items relating to BD3 Schools

  • Investment to ensure a variety of meal choices for students to maintain participation in school meal programs
  • Investment in evidence-based violence prevention program at 10 schools in San Fernando Valley/Region North, reimbursing overtime spent by LA School Police in this training: $38,387
  • Investment at various schools including Sylvan Park EEC in BD3 to create nature-based learning spaces and improve heating/air conditioning, roofing, and accessibility: $21.4M
  • Investment at Porter Ranch Community School to add classrooms, due to an increase in resident students preventing the school from reaching capacity next year, including refurbishing and relocating portable classrooms and necessary infrastructure improvements to meet safety and accessibility standards: $2.9M
  • Environmental report for Canoga High School Major Modernization Project. This report concludes there would be no significant impacts from the project, such as on air quality or traffic if standard mitigation measures are followed
  • Investment in project to modernize Canoga Park High School replacing aging buildings, constructing new facilities including classrooms and a food service building, and upgrade athletic fields. Construction would begin in 2026 and be completed in 2029. $138M
  • Investment in 3 Board District and Region Priority Projects for 14 projects including three BD3 schools:
    • Academy for Enriched Sciences Magnet ES – parent center furniture ($20,759)
    • Beckford Charter for Enriched Studies – exterior lunch tables ($43,630)
    • Germain Academy for Academic Achievement: exterior lunch tables ($46,047)
    • ratifying Career Technical Education Incentive Grant which helps students in 450 career pathways, reducing dropout rates, and increasing enrollment for 66 programs in BD3

RESOLUTION- Mr. Schmerelson – Celebrating Los Angeles Unified School District’s Classified Staff  – Watch the video 

  • Celebrates District staff through a formal acknowledgment and allows individual schools to find creative ways to celebrate their classified staff
  • BM Schmerelson’s quote: “Our classified staff are at the forefront of our school district’s operations,” said Board Vice President Scott M. Schmerelson. “It is the bus drivers, cafeteria staff, custodial workers, office technicians, library aides, and all other classified employees who do the work to ensure that our students have a good experience at school. It is important for all of them to know that we value their work, whether they work during school hours or even late at night. They all do their part to make our district whole.”

RESOLUTION:  Ms. Goldberg, Mr. Schmerelson – Supporting Senate Bill 333 (Guaranteed Income Pilot Program for Youth Experiencing Homelessness) 

  • Resolution to support SB333, Success, Opportunity, and Academic Resilience (SOAR) bill
  • Directs the Office of Government Relations (OGR) to be in contact with the legislature to pass the bill
  • Calls on the Superintendent to work with relevant agencies when the bill passes so LAUSD students can get appropriate assistance