On the heels of the historic Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) signed into law last year, Families In Schools (FIS) launched our 1% Campaign demanding that the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) invest more in effective parent engagement practices. The school budget for 2013-14 revealed that LAUSD only invested .04% (4 cents out of every $100 dollars) from their state funds on parent engagement. This is absolutely unacceptable, when all research shows that engaging parents will accelerate student achievement.
With pressure from online petitions, demonstrations and public testimony, LAUSD recently adopted their LCFF 2014-15 school budget/plan that allocates $7.45 million to parent engagement. This is a 272% increase from previous years and a good step in the right direction.
With your unwavering help and support we won a critical victory in the first year of the implementation of the LCFF! THANK YOU! We also want to thank Superintendent John Deasy and LAUSD school board members for their support and leadership!
However, we won’t rest until we see more and better parent engagement throughout LAUSD.
As we move forward, we will continue to rely on your support and with your commitment and passion we will continue to deepen our efforts for ensuring authentic parent engagement is practiced in every school in LAUSD.
Please join us by:
- Staying connected by linking to our Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn pages.
- Contacting us to learn how we can advocate together: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Donating to our cause at: https://www.crowdrise.com/familiesinschools
Many thanks to YOU!