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HomeMy WebLinkAboutSettlement sends $150M to 50 neediest Los Angeles schools - Metro - 09/14/2017 - Metro - 09/14/20179/18/2017 News/Worl,d Settlement sends $150M to 50 neediest Los Angeles schools Settlement: sends $15011 to: 50 neediest Los Angeles sclhoolis Y 11,15, 20112 tulle pll"ioto, lRit:terIi::::::lleirric.:,ntrciry Scalhs:ncll eleirrientary students practiice thf.:aliir irrnatll,n skills in 1 o Ain elles. IC the Il.....os Angeles Unified 11:;3clhc: of Il:listlriict rrclillll direct $151 Irrnlillllliolrn to 50 schools to settle a Ilawsu,ulit ovelr how the nat.iioi n's second lairgest school systeirrn a,,Ipei nds rnolrney lintended for its rneedliest students. (Alii l:IIhoto/IDairm"niiarnIC: ova irgalr es, li:iillr„) By: Staff The Associated Press, IPu blliis1hed on niu.1 Sep 14 2017 LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Unified School District will direct $151 million to 50 schools to settle a lawsuit over how the nation's second-largest school system spends money intended for its neediest students, according to a settlement announced Thursday. The funds will be funneled over three years to schools in neighbourhoods mostly in South and East Los Angeles and will be aimed particularly at low-income students, English learners and foster youth. Nearly all the students at the 50 campuses named in the settlement are in those targeted groups. The money will help boost tutoring, mental health support, counselling and parent participation. The settlement ends a lawsuit filed in 2015 by parent Reyna Frias and groups including Community Coalition. It accused the district of misspending up to $450 million a year — using that money for general operations instead of to benefit the targeted students. Over time, the accounting practice would have resulted in more than $2 billion in lost funds for services for high -need students, according to the plaintiffs. Frias said she was "overjoyed" and Community Coalition's Aurea Montes -Rodriguez said the settlement would "immediately improve the lives of students across Los Angeles." The LAUSD was pleased by the outcome, said the district's general counsel, David Holmquist. "The result of this settlement provides a tremendous opportunity to direct more resources to our highest -need students and schools," he said. http://www. metronews.ca/news/world/2017/09/14/settlement-sends-150m-to-50-need iest-los-angel es -schools. print. html 1 /1 /!-- This code was added to remove the metadata from document view in Weblink -->