Deasy Very Disappointed in BOC for Rejecting Plan to Provide Electronic Devices to All LAUSD Students

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy expressed profound disappointment that the Bond Oversight Committee today fell short of supporting his plan to provide electronic devices to support Common Core State Standards for all LAUSD students.

According to BOC bylaws, eight votes were required to support an allocation of $17.4-million in bond money to fund a demonstration project at 14 secondary schools across the District, the so-called Phase 1. The final vote was 7-3.

“Today, the BOC rejected the first step in a project to provide all LAUSD students with the technology to succeed in the classroom and workplace of the 21st century,” said Deasy. “The Committee’s action is a setback to our efforts to make LAUSD K-12 students competitive with the best school districts in the country.”

As a result of the BOC decision, Deasy said he will not be taking his plan to the Board of Education for a vote next month.

Contact: Tom Waldman (213) 241-6766

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