Superintendent Michelle King’s statement on post-election student demonstrations


Nov. 14, 2016

These are important conversations that need to take place. We want our students to know they are not alone. However, it is critical that students not allow their sentiments to derail their education or for their actions to place them in danger. Students should limit their activities to non-instructional time and -- for their own safety and to follow the law -- they should remain on campus.

We believe the best place to discuss concerns is in school with caring teachers and staff. Our schools are utilizing assemblies, classroom dialogues, speaking activities and our restorative justice programs to provide a secure forum for our students.

In addition, our Office of Human Relations, Diversity and Equity has made resources available at to support meaningful conversations around these very sensitive issues.

At L.A. Unified, the safety of students and staff remains our highest priority.