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.
Resolved, that if the district is unrepresented on a charter school board or if the current representative is scheduled to end his or her service, the board member for the board district where the charter school operates can submit the name of the person to fill the position.
Resolved, that if the district is unrepresented on a charter school board for over three months, any member of the LAUSD governing board may submit the name of the person to fill the position. These seats shall be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Resolved, that if the district is unrepresented on a charter school board for over six months, the CSD must request volunteers for the position. If no other person volunteers within 14 days of the submission of the application, then that person shall be seated on the charter school’s governing board. If there is more than one application, the LAUSD board shall vote on which applicant will be seated. This vote will occur at the first board meeting that occurs 72 hours after the expiration of the deadline.
Resolved, that all appointments shall last for a period of one year.