School might be out for summer, but Board District 4 isn’t skipping a beat! Read on to check out my newest resolution fighting for children and families that have been separated by the Trump Administration, most recent school visits, and our small hand in the #ThailandCaveRescue! And look out for our "Year in Review"—coming soon!
Putting Kids First Means Keeping Families Together
On Tuesday, the Board unanimously passed the resolution I wrote to both condemn the humanitarian crisis of separating families at our southern border, and also to ensure that L.A. Unified will be prepared to embrace and support any children that may come to our schools in the wake of these destructive policies.
But the BD4 team’s efforts weren’t limited to the Boardroom: I joined Rep. Maxine Waters, Sen. Ben Allen, Assm. Jesse Gabriel, Councilman Mike Bonin, and actress Kristen Bell to speak out in protest and collect toys for the children being held in detention centers after being separated from their families.
And last week, not only did my Operations Manager gather a group of friends to join the Los Angeles “Keep Families Together" March, my Chief of Staff and Communications Manager traveled to Washington, D.C., joining 600+ women who were arrested for civil disobedience while peacefully protesting family separations.
(From left to right: Mark Twain Middle School, Van Ness Early Education Center, Hollywood High School)
Beat the heat on “summer melt:” As the summer warms up, the heat is on to ensure our students don’t fall behind on instruction during summer break. I have been busy visiting some of our great summer programs that provide a variety of services to keep our kids all set for success this fall.
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