School Board Member Kelly Gonez’s Resolution Passes Unanimously To Promote College and Career Readiness for All Kids

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 12, 2017) – L.A. Unified Board Member Kelly Gonez successfully passed her resolution that builds on the District’s goal of 100 percent high school graduation to ensure all graduates are prepared to attend higher education and access a rewarding career.

The resolution, “Creating Pathways to Lifelong Success for Our Students,” was co-sponsored by Board Members Dr. Richard Vladovic and Dr. George McKenna. The resolution passed Tuesday by unanimous consent of the Board.

“College and career readiness is a top priority, and today we took an important step toward building pathways to lifelong success for our students,” said Ms. Gonez said. “This resolution will give us a clearer sense of how well our schools are preparing students for future success. By developing new partnerships between the District and our higher education partners, it will build a strong coalition across systems to ensure that our students reach their full potential.

“This is just the beginning,” she said. “I look forward to continued work to ensure that all our graduates are college and career ready.”

This resolution calls for the first comprehensive report of L.A. Unified students’ college readiness and college completion. Ensuring that all students, especially the most vulnerable students graduate college and career ready was one of Ms. Gonez’s top campaign priorities. See attached for more information.

About Board Member Kelly Gonez
Kelly Gonez is a member of the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education, representing District 6, which includes the Northeast San Fernando Valley. Her policy priorities include ensuring all students graduate ready for college and careers, supporting teachers, and increasing community input in school board decisions. Kelly grew up in an immigrant family in Mission Hills and was the first in her family to go to college. She has taught in both District and charter schools, and previously served as an education policy advisor in President Obama’s administration. She lives in Sylmar with her husband, Manuel.