Special Report: Assembly Select Committee Hearing in Los Angeles on LCFF

The Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color (BMoC) in California will be hosting a public hearing in Los Angeles this Friday, March 21 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm, around LCFF implementation within the context of this subgroup of students. All are welcome.

The elected officials scheduled to participate in the hearing include the Honorable John A. Perez, Speaker of the California State Assembly, Assemblymember Steven Bradford, Chair of the Select Committee on the Status of BMoC in California, and  Assemblymembers Jones-Sawyer, Brown, Wilk, Bocanegra, and Ridley-Thomas.

The hearing is tentatively organized around three panels.  The first panel will include testimony from representatives of Community Coalition and Ed Trust West, among others, who will provide context for the discussion by giving a brief background of both LCFF and issues affecting the education of BMoC.

The second panel will focus on LCFF implementation and is set to include representatives from the following local school districts:

* Los Angeles Unified School District

* Inglewood School District

* Fontana Unified School District

The third, and final, panel will consist of community and legal groups and advocates whose work centers around facilitating community stakeholder involvement in the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and budget development processes. Inner City Struggle, Communities for Los Angeles Student Success (CLASS) and the ACLU of Southern California are among the groups set to participate in this panel.

There will be time allotted for members of the public to provide comments once the three panels have concluded.

The hearing will be held at the location below:

James West Alumni Center (on the campus of UCLA)

325 Westwood Plaza

Los Angeles, CA 90026

 Hearing organizers are recommending that guests park in parking structure 4 or 7, with entrances off of Sunset Blvd. Parking will not be validated. For an interactive map of UCLA campus and parking structures, click here.


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