Board Business for Week of April 15, 2013

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The Office of the Superintendent presented an update on LAUSD’s Linked Learning District Initiative which aims to provide a challenging and inspiring education to the thousands of students within LAUSD who are disengaged and struggling with conventional high school curriculum.

“Linked Learning pathways are essential in preparing college and career ready students,” said Superintendent John Deasy

On Tuesday, the Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution that would expedite the dismissal process of teachers accused of abuse and sexual misconduct.

Under the approved plan, the Board directed Superintendent John Deasy to develop a team of professional investigators to investigate abuse claims and shorten the timeline in handling these cases.

The Office of the Superintendent in 2009 directed the District to reduce its reliance on leased space. Since May 2009, the District has reduced its annual leasing expenditures by 71.7 percent from $26.9 million to $7.6 million.

The majority of these savings are to the general fund, which enables the hiring of more teachers, among other critical expenditures to help our students learn.

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