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By Carl J. Petersen

While too often political campaigns become more about complaints than solutions, these are the first resolutions that I will introduce upon my election to the Board.

Resolution: Community Representation on Charter School Governing Boards

Whereas, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is the largest district charter school authorizer in the nation, overseeing about 320 independent and affiliated charter schools;

Whereas, The District Required Language (DRL) in all charter applications submitted to the LAUSD must include a statement that “The District reserves the right to appoint a single representative to the Charter School governing board pursuant to Education Code section 47604(b).

Resolved, that the Charter School Division (CSD) is directed to ensure that an LAUSD representative with full voting rights is placed on the Governing Board of each and every charter school authorized by the district.

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Resolution: Holding GHCHS Accountable to Their Charter

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Resolution: Ensuring That Disruptive Person (Parent) Letters Are Not Abused

Whereas, “Parent and community engagement” is a stated goal of the Los Angeles Unified School District;

Whereas, the receipt of a Disruptive Person (Parent) Letter provides a barrier to a parent or community member from being fully engaged with the District;

Whereas, as of September 22, 2015, the Office of the General Counsel stated that the District does not capture “specific data on disruptive parent letters”;

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Resolution: Improving Special Education Within the LAUSD

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Resolution: LAUSD Election Reform

Whereas, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Board’s first priority should be to represent the more than 640,000 students enrolled within its boundaries;

Whereas, scarce education funds should be directly spent on students, not promoting the re-election of School Board Members;

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Resolution: Improving LAUSD Performance as a Regulatory Agency for Charters

Whereas, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is “the largest district charter school authorizer in the nation, with about 250 independent and affiliated charter schools serving over 130,000 students”;

Whereas, the 1992 law that created charters specifically states that these publicly funded private schools would “provide vigorous competition within the public school system to stimulate continual improvements in all public schools”;

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Resolution: Promoting Transparency by the LAUSD

Whereas, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is accountable to all of its students, including the more than 640,000 students enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade, the parents who entrust the care and education of their children to the District and the taxpayers who fund its operation;

Whereas, being accountable requires the LAUSD to be transparent in its operations;

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Resolution: Board Meeting Accessibility to the Public

Whereas, it is a stated goal of the Los Angeles Unified School District to have “parent and community engagement”;

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