Superintendent Deasy Will Ask Board on Tuesday to Restore Full Academic Calendar and Rescind All Furlough Days for 2012-13

Los Angeles (Nov. 9, 2012) -- Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Superintendent John Deasy announced today he will bring to the Board of Education at its next meeting on Tuesday, November 13, a motion that seeks to restore the full, 180-day academic calendar and rescind all furlough days for employees for the 2012-13 school year.

“With their strong support of Proposition 30,” said Deasy, “the voters of Los Angeles County made it clear they want the LAUSD to do what’s best for our youth. Restoring the full calendar and keeping our employees in the schools is a pivotal step in this effort.”

Had Proposition 30 been defeated, Deasy and the School Board would have been faced with reducing the current school year by a staggering 25 days, causing hundreds of thousands of students to be denied their basic civil right to a quality education.
“The voters of this state literally saved us from an educational calamity,” said the Superintendent. He also noted that the approval of Proposition 30 for now only enables the District to stave off what would have been a catastrophic $255 million cut to the current academic year.

The current academic calendar will continue as scheduled until the second semester of 2012-13. Parents will be notified of the changes to the second semester calendar soon after the November 13 board meeting.

Contact: Tom Waldman (213) 241-6766