In their presentation to the Board of Education on Tuesday, February 12, Michael Romero, Executive Director of the Division of Adult and Career Education said numbers continue to strengthen as many LAUSD adult students complete career and technical education programs.
“The continuance of LAUSD’s adult education programs allow these adult students to find meaningful employment opportunities,” he added.
Facing yearly deficits, the District provided partial funding last year to save adult education and the funds allocated to its efforts.
“There is no education in Los Angeles without adult education,” said Board Member Steve Zimmer at Tuesday’s meeting.
LAUSD offers 2,449 adult education classes and has 142,258 students actively enrolled in classes ranging from English as a Second Language to earning a high school diploma and job training such as vocational programs.
Romero indicated that many of the adult students enrolled in more than one class because they understand the benefits of the adult education programs LAUSD has to offer.
As Board President Mónica García noted, “Adult Ed is alive and well [at LAUSD].”
Click here to see the full Division of Adult and Career Education presentation.