Statements From LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy and Board Memebers Monica Garcia and Steve Zimmer on Vote to Approve Historic Reed Settlement

LOS ANGELES (April 22, 2014) - Today the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the historic settlement reached in the Reed v. State of California, et al. matter. 

As part of the settlement, LAUSD will provide critically needed administrative and teacher support to 37 of the District’s highly challenged schools with teacher turnover, student drop-out rates, and low API scores. 
“This settlement is not about winning or losing a case, “ said Dr. John E. Deasy, Superintendent of LAUSD, “but about putting the youth’s interest first and giving them justice.”  With the Board’s approval, the parties next will seek the Court’s approval of the agreement, which is anticipated to occur in June 2014.
"I appreciate the efforts of all parties to reach a just solution that will address the true issues that lead to high rates of staff turnover in schools where students already face many challenges,” said Board Vice President Steve Zimmer.  “If we can hold fast to the investment of this settlement, we show that transformation in education happens when we work together for our students instead of against each other."
“Investing the most in the schools that have been most impacted is good for the students and for the system,” said Board Member Mónica García.  “Congratulations to all who advanced the agreement and thank you for the investment in the nine Board District 2 schools with close to 13,000 students.”

Contact: Tom Waldman (213) 241-6766

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