On Wednesday, the Bond Oversight Committee (BOC) recommended the approval of an initial $50 million in bond funds to provide LAUSD students with personal computing devices to support instruction and the transition to Common Core. If approved by the LAUSD Board of Education in February, thousands of students at 47 schools will receive the devices by the beginning of the 2013-14 school year as part of the first phase.
The schools selected include a diverse representation from the Schools for the Future and nearly half of those schools identified by the Office of Civil Rights as a focus area for LAUSD.
To read the entire Special Edition Board Business article on the BOC's recommendation, click here.
Check out the highlights from the January 15, 2013 Board Meeting below.
To read more on any of the highlights below, click here for Board Business: January 15, 2013.
LAUSD Board Votes in Support of Exempting the District from "Clean Water, Clean Beaches Initiative" Water Fee
LAUSD School Board members voted 5 – 0 on a resolution to exempt the District from paying a water parcel fee proposed by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (BOS), known as the “Clean Water, Clean Beaches Initiative.” Board Members Richard Vladovic and Nury Martinez were not present for the vote.
LAUSD Sets Its Legislative Priorities
On Tuesday, the Board of Education approved a resolution supporting Senate Bill 10, which would expedite the dismissal of educators involved in child abuse cases.