LAUSD Votes To Send More Cash To Needy Schools

You may recall a La Comadre article I wrote back in June of 2016 “LAUSD: Pulling a $450,000,000.00 Fast One…Latino & Foster Care Youth Get Shortchangedregarding the lawsuit brought forth by the Community Coalition against LAUSD in 2015.  We have a very important development to report on that matter. On Thursday, July 6, 2017, the LAUSD board of education voted unanimously to approve a settlement during  closed session.

“We still need to work out a few of the details with the other side,” L.A. Unified general counsel David Holmquist said after the board meeting.

The Board of Education voted to settle that lawsuit in favor of the students affected throughout the district. The board has authorized a settlement that would send more money the neediest schools in the district over the next three years to provide more resources to improve achievement outcomes for African American and Latino students.  

There are apparently still some issues that need to be ironed out, but this is very good news for the students who will be impacted by these funds.

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Leticia Chavez-Garcia

Leticia Chavez-Garcia

Leticia Chavez-Garcia is a Mother, Grandmother, former Middle School Teacher, former Member of a School Board of Education and an Education Advocate for hundreds of parents and students in the Inland Empire. Having become a mother at 15, Leticia knows what it’s like to be a single mother trying to navigate the education system. Leticia received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and Public Administration from California Baptist University and a Masters’ Degree in Education Technology from Cal State Fullerton in her 30’s. Leticia has used her knowledge and experience to help hundreds of families as an Education Advocate in the Inland Empire and currently works as an Education Specialist.

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