Letter from Superintendent Cortines to Universities Regarding Student Records

Please see attached letters in English and Spanish.



October 30, 2014

Dear Presidents and/or Chancellors of Higher Learning Institutions,

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has recently implemented a new integrated student information system, designed to capture all pertinent student information on one platform. With the launch of this new system this past August, the school district experienced numerous technical difficulties that may have impacted the accuracy of student information, specifically affecting the data associated with student transcripts, grade point averages (GPA), and class rank.

While the District is expending all necessary resources to actively work on correcting the discrepancies found within the new integrated system, during this transition we are seeking the understanding and support of the University of California (UC), California State University (CSU), private, and out-of-state learning institutions to ensure that our students have every opportunity for consideration to attend their school of choice.

We at LAUSD are dedicated to providing our students with every opportunity and support necessary to ensure that they achieve their goals. I would like to personally apologize on behalf of the District for any inconvenience this has caused the various college systems, and thank you in advance for your consideration of this important request.

Should you have questions pertaining to this matter, please contact Nader Delnavaz, Administrator of College and Career Education at (213) 241-7510. Again, we appreciate your patience as we resolve these issues to help our students enter your institutions of higher learning.

Sincerely,

Ramon C. Cortines
Superintendent of Schools