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MEMBERS OF THE BOARD

MONICA GARCIA, PRESIDENT TAMAR GALATZAN BENNETT KAYSER MARGUERITE POINDEXTER LAMOTTE NURY MARTINEZ RICHARD A. VLADOVIC, Ed.D. STEVEN ZIMMER

LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Intensive Support and Innovation Center
333 South Beaudry Avenue, 11th Floor Los Angeles, California 90017 Tel: (213) 241-0100 Fax: (213) 241-3350

JOHN E. DEASY, PH.D.
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

TOMMY CHANG
INSTRUCTIONAL AREA SUPERINTENDENT

MICHELLE KING
SENIOR DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT

DARYL NARIMATSU
ADMINISTRATOR OF OPERATIONS

JAIME R. AQUINO, PH.D.
DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT

January 16, 2013

Re: Statement from Intensive Support and Innovation Center (ISIC) on Crenshaw High School On January 15, 2013, the LAUSD Board of Education voted to transform Crenshaw High School to three thematic magnet schools that will serve the Crenshaw High School community. As part of the transformation, Crenshaw will qualify for a total of three (3) additional teachers, a full-time magnet coordinator, and additional funds for each of the 1,250 students enrolled at the school site. The Los Angeles Unified School District’s Intensive Support and Innovation Center supports any programs or resources demonstrating a positive effect on student performance at Crenshaw High School. Over the next months, there will be many opportunities for parents, students and community members to provide thoughts on the new plan. We are open to all feedback, including comments on the proposed academic programs, the suggested staffing levels for academic departments and the planned student resources, such as the number of college counselors needed. These thoughts would be given consideration before submitting a final plan for Crenshaw. Representatives from the district’s Student Involvement, Development and Empowerment Unit have been and will continue to engage students throughout the transformation, capturing recommendations, feelings and opinions expressed by students. We want to assure our students that their voice will be instrumental to Crenshaw’s transformation and improvement. Parents and community will continue to receive guided support to be active partners at Crenshaw High School through a series of dialogues hosted at Coffee with the Principal workshops twice each month. During each workshop, we will work in partnership with the Crenshaw community to see that the transformation meets its goals of:   Providing every student at Crenshaw High School with a quality learning experience through the magnet school model; Identifying gaps in student wraparound services such as more college counseling, mental health services and social services unique to the needs of the student body;
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Assessing the impact on student learning, provided by all school services and programs. This will include and not be limited to the Crenshaw Extended Learning Cultural model; Engaging parents, students and community members in the design and implementation process through monthly design workshops in compliance with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Seeing that the transformation does not disrupt the learning of students, but that through the transformation, we prepare students to reach their full potential in the classroom and in the community they reside; Providing every staff member who holds the credentials at the school site the option to continue servicing students at Crenshaw in one of the three thematic magnet programs and also by offering opportunities to Crenshaw staff to teach at alternate school sites if they choose not to continue working at Crenshaw; Meeting the guidelines that will see through the implementation of the School Improvement Grant (SIG) funds and bring greater resources to students enrolled in a magnet school.

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The first two “Coffee with the Principal” dialogues will cover the topics of curriculum and interventions envisioned at Crenshaw High School as well as other topics that attendees wish to discuss. While the topics will be the same in the first two coffee talks, two dates/times are being offered on Wednesday, January 30 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. and again on Saturday, February 2 from 10 - 11:30 a.m. in order to accommodate everyone’s busy schedules. To document the dialogues hosted with parents and community members, the meeting minutes captured during each Coffee with the Principal will be uploaded to the Crenshaw High School website. A complete schedule is attached to this letter. We look forward to working directly with the Crenshaw High School community and see that all students excel in the arts, athletics and most importantly in academics. For questions please call George Bartleson, Director, Network Partner School at (213) 241-5104. ###

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Los Angeles Unified School District INTENSIVE SUPPORT AND INNOVATION CENTER

Crenshaw High School Transformation Coffee with the Principal Schedule
DATE
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

ROOM
Crenshaw High School Library Crenshaw High School Library Crenshaw High School Library Crenshaw High School Library Crenshaw High School Library Crenshaw High School Library Crenshaw High School Library Crenshaw High School Library Crenshaw High School Library Crenshaw High School Library

TIME
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

TOPIC
Staff & Curriculum Envisioned Staff & Curriculum Envisioned TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Saturday, February 2, 2013 Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Saturday, March 2, 2013 Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Saturday, March 23, 2013 Saturday, April 27, 2013 Wednesday, May 1, 2013 Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Saturday, June 1, 2013

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

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