Faced with mounting costs and declining enrollment, the Los Angeles Unified School District board approved a $7.5-billion budget Tuesday that will increase spending and lay off more than 100 library aides, clerks and other support staff next school year.
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday in the nation’s capital that the government cannot refuse to register potentially offensive names as trademarks, including the NFL Washington Redskins, has no bearing whatsoever on a 2015 state law barring public schools’ use of the Redskins name for school team mascots, the superintendent for Calaveras Unified School District said.
Los Angeles Unified School District board members approved a $7.5 billion budget on Tuesday, bringing with it cuts, layoffs, looming uncertainty and concerns over declining enrollment.
A $7.5-billion Los Angeles schools budget set for approval Tuesday includes 121 layoffs and 180 “reassignments” that would result in pay cuts and possible additional job losses.Among the hardest hit in the proposal are library aides.
After a year of working without a contract, Escondido Union School District teachers reached an agreement with administrators on a pay raise and salary stipends for advanced education.
The San Diego Unified School District is throwing a barbecue with special guests, a community resource fair, soccer coaches and circus performers Wednesday to promote a free meals program that will run throughout summer.
Some students in the Campbell Union High School District may soon be more comfortable in class during hot summers and chilly winters. The district has reached the halfway mark in revamping the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems at its five high schools.
On Monday, the district kicked off its summer food service program, giving free meals and snacks to children at about 300 schools and, through the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, about 100 city sites.
Below is our interview with Nick Melvoin, who previously taught at L.A. Unified’s Markham Middle School and Loyola Marymount University, and was director of policy at Great Public Schools in Los Angeles.
California’s new system for funding public education has pumped tens of billions of extra dollars into struggling schools, but there’s little evidence yet that the investment is helping the most disadvantaged students.