April 1, 2019
Message from Mónica
Dear Champions of Change,

Today, we remember and honor the legacy of one of our greatest leaders who demonstrated the power of unity, community and advocacy - César Chávez. He taught us that the act of organizing and the fight for our civil liberties are one in the same. He never took no for an answer and believed in possibilities and dreams yet to be realized. We carry his spirit within us as we, too, push for and demand more for our children and families.

That is why we are asking our L.A. Unified community to pay close attention to Measure EE on the June 4th Special Election. If approved, Measure EE will bring approximately $500 million dollars to the schools of L.A. Unified annually for 12 years. Please ask your neighbors, friends and community members about this initiative and stay informed through the LAUSD.net updates! We must continue to demand that Sacramento adequately fund our schools. We must continue to demand to be better than 44th in the nation in per-student spending. By working together, we can do more to serve our students, families, teachers, staff and communities.

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for being a part of this movement for a better, stronger, more innovative and more equitable Los Angeles Unified - one that serves ALL kids well and leads to 100% graduation.


In the spirit of hope,

Mónica García
In the Board Room
Your Vote Matters! At the end of February, the Board unanimously approved to put forth a Local Revenue Measure, MEASURE "EE" on the June 4 ballot that would raise millions of dollars for students. Now is the time to come together, stay informed and invest in education!
Congratulations to Sunrise Elementary School for their new upgrades to the multi-purpose building totaling to a $32,566 investment!
Thank you to the California Department of Social Services for your grant of $366,255 to provide additional support to our refugee students! Eligible students will receive personalized attention and better access to Saturday School, Extended Day and Summer Programs, Tech Support, Transportation, Health Services and more!
We are proud to have approved labor agreements with LA/OC Building & Trades Council, Los Angeles School Police Association and the Los Angeles School Police Management Association!
We are proud to have approved the A ccessibility Enhance Project to add assistive listening devices, new concrete ramps, new drinking fountain, intercoms, parking lot upgrade and more at Glen Alta Elementary School, bringing the total investment to over 5 million dollars!
Congratulations to El Sereno Middle School on receiving the Verizon Innovative Learning Grant to ensure that our schools are running on high technology and STEM integrated!
We are proud to support the many Resolutions passed by the Board in March including Supporting the Passage of AB 58 and Homeless Population , Supporting the DREAM & Promise Act for our immigrant students and families and Supporting AB 1725 for our After School Programs !
Did you know?
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
We are ALL in for the well-being, safety and protection of children! This Resource Guide "focuses on protective factors that build on family strengths to foster healthy child and youth development." We must continue to gain knowledge around the topic of child abuse prevention as strategies and theories have changed over time!

Roosevelt High School, one the first in the State to be Linked Learning Gold Certified!

We are so proud of Roosevelt High School's Medical and Health Sciences Pathway to be recognized with a Linked Learning Gold Certification! Thank you for advancing college and career readiness for the students of Boyle Heights!
César Chávez Day
Cesar Chavez Day was yesterday, March 31st, but is being observed all across Los Angeles schools this week!
César Chávez and Dolores Huerta founded the National Farm Worker Association in 1962, fighting to improve the working conditions and in the quality of life of thousands of immigrant workers
Share how you are honoring the work of César Chávez, Dolores Huerta and all of the braceros on social media by tagging @BoardDistrict2 and #HonoringCesarDolores!
Artist - Cristina Acosta
Advocacy in Washington D.C.
L.A. Unified leaders went to our nation's capital to advocate for the students and families of Los Angeles! Thank you to all of the D.C. leaders who met with us to hear our voices! We asked for continued investments in Title I & II, IDEA, Higher Ed Act, including Trio Programs!
RHS Comprehensive Modernization Project Update
The modernization of the historic RHS is well on its way! The project is on track to be completed in 2020 with a new Wellness Center, three murals and the "Historic Walk" which will commemorate the 1968 Walkouts and the history of RHS. We can't wait to see it all come together!
March was filled with celebrating Women and Women's History!
We had a busy month celebrating women leaders of all ages! We are looking forward to continuing the celebrations well beyond March!
RHS Girls' Leadership Breakfast
GALA Women's Leadership
Mount Saint Mary's Center for the Advancement of Women
Latinas Lead Breakfast
GHS Girls' Leadership Breakfast
Local District East - Junior Girls' Dare to Dream Conference
BD2 Reads Across America! Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
In the Media
Increasing Revenue for L.A. Unified
The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously to support a Local Revenue Measure that would bring millions of dollars to Los Angeles Schools.

The measure will be on the June 4th Ballot and we are informing all community partners, families and students of this great opportunity to bring more investments to schools!

US Department of Energy recognizes L.A. Unified's leadership in our sustainabillity efforts!
We are very proud to be leading the movement for Better Buildings!

As a Better Buildings Challenge partner, Los Angeles Unified is committed to reducing energy use by at least 20% by 2024. The U.S. Department of Energy toured Helen Bernstein Senior High School and the Santee Education Complex to see firsthand the numerous upgrades made to these campuses to conserve energy.

School Visits!
Sunrise Elementary School
El Sereno Middle School
Garza Primary Center
Dena Elementary School
Sheridan Elementary School
Farmdale Elementary School
Evergreen Elementary School
Euclid Elementary School
Ramona Early Education Center
April Events
April 1: César Chávez Day (Schools Closed)
April 2: Charters Meeting
April 9: Committee of the Whole Meeting
April 15-19: Spring Recess
April 16: Mujer Campeona Honoree Submission Due
April 23: Regular Board Meeting
Connect with us
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