Board Business for Week of February 11, 2013

To read more on any of the highlights below, click here to read the entire Board Business: February 12.

More than 200 school counselors, psychologists and social workers jobs are saved

Direct from Deasy:
One of Tuesday’s Board meeting agenda items, if passed, would have given the District authority to send Reduction in Force notices to more than 200 counselors, Psychiatric Social Workers, School Psychologists, and other support services personnel on March 15 as required by State law.

I could not possibly support these RIFS at this given time. These support services personnel are vital to the health and well-being of our students. Therefore, I decided that we should centrally fund these positions in anticipation of schools making these purchases, which the Board of Education approved.

New LAUSD Schools Recognized for High Performance Scores

Superintendent John Deasy and Board Members proudly recognized more than a hundred schools that for the first time scored 800 or 900 on the Academic Performance Index (API), which charts the progress of students in California's public schools.

"I am very proud to welcome 120 new schools to the 800 and 900 [API] threshold," said Superintendent Deasy.

Superintendent John Deasy’s vision to have a device in the hands of every LAUSD student to close the Digital Divide is a step closer after Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting.

The L.A. Unified Board approved the use of $50 million of voter-approved bond funds to provide LAUSD students with personal computing devices to support instruction and the transition to Common Core State Standards.

Mark your calendars.

On Tuesday, the Board of Education approved the Instructional Calendars for the 2013-2014 school year.

To see the approved calendars, click here.

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