Board Business for Week of May 13, 2013

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“Los Angeles is a city of winners,” said Superintendent John Deasy at Tuesday’s Board Meeting as he recognized the achievements of LAUSD students and schools.

The Board of Education celebrated LAUSD students as it recognized our winning schools of the Academic Decathlon as well as the schools that participated in the first-ever Aspen Challenge.

After a unanimous vote by the Board of Education, the District’s Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) initiative will continue and expand, ensuring more students in elementary and secondary schools receive nutrition as they begin their academic day.

The Breakfast in the Classroom program, which began in March 2012 with help from the Los Angeles Fund for Public Education, currently serves nearly 210,000 students at 288 LAUSD schools.

The Superintendent presented a recap of what the District was able to protect this school year and also described the investments for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year, based on the proposed funding formula by Governor Brown that has yet to be approved.

“This is the first time in six years you have a budget in front of you that does not contain cuts and has been able to make a number of restorations,” said Superintendent John Deasy in his opening remarks to the Board members.

The Board of Education approved the superintendent’s request to increase the Los Angeles School Police Department’s funding by $4 million to hire additional school police officers and other police resources to meet the needs at the newly opened campuses in LAUSD.

“Superintendent John Deasy and the Board of Education both recognize that the safety of our students, staff, campuses and District assets and infrastructure must remain a top priority,” said LASPD Chief Steve Zipperman. “Today’s budget approval reaffirmed the commitment to school safety.”

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