Here’s what happened at the Committee of the Whole meeting on 3/19/24

The Board of Education met as the Committee of the Whole on March 19, 2024 starting at 9 am.

You can watch the video of the meeting here, see the agenda here and the materials here: Healthiest Schools RecognitionPermitting and Leasing Facilities and Update on Afterschool Resolution.


America’s Healthiest Schools Award: Recognition and Program Overview 

  • 9 LAUSD Schools were recognized for their policies and practices that promote health and well-being at their school sites. 
  • Annually, Wellness Program staff support schools in implementing the Blueprint for Wellness Policy, which addresses 8 areas that govern student wellness. 
  • America’s Healthiest Schools is one of the country’s longest-running national recognition programs, and it recognizes not only healthy physical living but also social-emotional health and learning.
  • This partnership between LAUSD and Kaiser Permanente has been in place since 2014 with over 120 schools.
  • BD3 School Recognized—Columbus ES; Jodi Harrison, Principal: Promoted health and access to food, nutrition, and health education. 
  • Two informational sessions will occur on March 21st for schools interested in applying for the 2024 America’s Healthiest School Award.

Overview of the Permitting and Licensing of District Facilities

  • Procurement handles permitting and licensing for graduations, proms, bus transportation, and locations for professional development.
  • Licenses for over 30 days of property use in a fiscal year are up to public bidding.
  • The turnaround time for applications for civic center and license agreement use is usually 45 days. Filming gets a 4 business day turnaround time.
  • Civic Center Act requires applicants to be nonprofit organizations, clubs, or associations organized to promote youth or school activities or recreational sports leagues. The rate is $38/hr plus $5/day for custodial services, and fee increases are in discussion.
  • School-sponsored events must have authorized district employees, officials, or an associated student body who either plan, start, control, or are responsible for them.
  • Insurance requirements can be found online, and they must have an endorsement from LAUSD and the City of LA.
  • The office is staffed by only 5 people to review over 5,000 applications.

Update on the Excellence in Afterschool Programming Resolution

  • 78 high schools offer after-school programs with CBO agency partners.
  • The goal is for all schools to participate in before/after school programs by 2025.
  • Expanded learning is available to all students in UTK-12 grade and supports enrichment, emotional wellness, and positive youth development.
  • A stakeholder survey was sent out in December with only 8.2% responding.
  • Parent outreach was done through email and student pickup time with nearly 3,000 responses.
  • The after-school program survey for students and parents will continue to be utilized until the end of the year.
  • The district is planning to expand programs in robotics, esports, math camp, summer bridge, social-emotional learning, regional STEAM Festivals, and literacy/numeracy programs.


Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at 9 a.m.