Board Business for Week of June 17, 2013

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To acknowledge and congratulate the Class of 2013, Superintendent John E. Deasy asked students from the graduating class to share their graduation speech with the Board of Education and throughout LAUSD.

Tali Moore from Grant High School and Luis Ortiz from Sun Valley High School, both valedictorians at their schools, read their graduation speeches to the Board and public.

The District’s plan to provide every student with a device by 2014 and close the Digital Divide moved one step closer after Tuesday’s Board meeting.

To implement phase one of the Common Core Technology Project Plan (CCTPP), the Board of Education voted 6-0 to enter into a contract with Apple Inc. to fund computing devices at 47 schools and support the District’s transition to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

On Tuesday, the Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt the Superintendent’s 2013-14 final budget. With the approval by the Board, the $6.2 billion annual budget will be filed as adopted with the County Superintendent of Schools.

For the first time in five years, the District presented a balanced budget to the Board with no cuts to staff.

After serving for four years, the Board of Education honored and celebrated Board Member Nury Martinez who represented the students, employees and schools in the Northeast San Fernando Valley.

Superintendent John E. Deasy recognized Board Member Martinez for “her commitment and dedication and outstanding service to the students of the District.”

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