On April 10, the LA Unified Board of Education voted to approve the School Equity Need Index 2.0, which include indicators that more accurately identify and fund the district’s highest need schools. The board authorized $25 million to be allocated in 2018-19 to schools identified as “highest” and “high” need on the new index, and starting in 2019-20, it will annually allocate approximately $260 million of Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) funds to schools based on their index ranking, instead of distributing these funds equally or based on enrollment. We believe allocating funds according to the revised student equity need index will have a positive impact on our 18 schools’ budgets next year and will continue to have big benefits in future years, as more discretionary money is prioritized for the district’s highest need schools. You can read the full resolution here.
Op-Ed by Partnership for LA Schools Co-Founder and Board Member Melanie Lundquist Invites U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to Check Out Partnership Schools
On April 10th, Partnership co-founder Melanie Lundquist published her comments in response to Secretary DeVos’ 60 Minutes interview in an op-ed published in The Hill. Melanie invites the Secretary of Education to visit Partnership schools and see that there are...