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LESD GOALS 2014-2015

Focus Area #1
LESD staff will communicate and collaborate to ensure that every student achieves academic success.

Focus Area #2
LESD staff will increase parent engagement and will provide parent education to support student success.

Focus Area #3
LESD staff will ensure the use of technology as a tool to foster critical thinking and creativity to develop 21st Century skills for students and staff.

Focus Area #4
LESD staff will actively promote health and wellness for all members of the LESD community.

Focus Area #5
LESD will invest in optimal learning environments that enhance student learning and safety.

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Posted by: Todd Barker
Published: 8/14/14

Superintendent Newsletter

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Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year!

The beginning of the school year is always so exciting; it’s a fresh start filled with anticipation of another fantastic year of learning! We are very fortunate to have an outstanding Board at LESD.  They keep well informed on the issues of the district and ask thoughtful and insightful questions while making decisions that are best for our students.  They are also all deeply committed to our moral imperative of raising the bar and closing learning gaps for all students.


We have many changes in our administrative team this year: Dr. Wright is the new principal at Addams Middle School, Ms. Padilla is the new principal at Green Elementary School, and Mr. Jaquette is the new principal at Anderson Elementary.  We have also added four new assistant principals: Ms. Barajas at Rogers Middle School, Ms. Ashton at FDR Elementary, Ms.  Gonzales at Anderson Elementary and Mr. Warren at Green Elementary.


Another big change is that after consideration of student achievement data, human resources, and facilities, our Board of Trustees approved the consolidation of Carson and FDR schools.  FDR will now be a Transitional Kindergarten through 5th grade school; we will continue to use the Carson facilities to house the TK-2 students.  Dr. Denise Appell will serve as the principal for the new FDR Elementary School.


As any issues or concerns arise this year, please be sure to call or email your school principal immediately.  We have a 24 hour return call policy so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.


Best wishes for a smashing school year!

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Helpful Tips for Parents Ideas Para Padres

Please click on the links below  for back-to school tips and ideas on how to support learning at home and help your students get the most out of


Por favor oprima en los enlaces para ideas sobre como apoyar el aprendizaje en casa y ayudar a sus alumnos a aprovechar las tareas.



FREE PRESCHOOL program enrolling now!

What we offer: 

  • Free high-quality preschool* in 3-hour AM or PM session (Addams Preschool, Anderson Preschool, Carson Preschool, Green Preschool, Mitchell Preschool, and Twain Preschool) for children who have their:
    • 3rd birthday on or before September 1st;
    • 4th birthday on or before September 1st; or
    • 5th birthday on or between September 2nd and December 2nd
  • Free parent education and kindergarten transition activities
  • Free daily meal
  • and qualified and caring teaching staff

What you need:  Preschool packet completed, Prior month proof of income to meet* state guidelines, Child’s birth record, Sibling birth records, Child’s physical, immunizations, negative Tb test results, 3 emergency contacts, phone and address.


Please call for information or to make an appointment:

(310) 644-8458

Preschool packets are available at the Preschool Office located on 156th St. behind Twain School between Doty Ave

Para información en español…


LET’S PLAN… Together

Local Control Funding Formula/Local Control and Accountability Plan

California state law sets out the system for funding public schools. State leaders largely decide how much money is available to schools each year as part of the state budget process.

Last spring, California adopted a new formula for deciding how much money each school district gets, called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). School districts will decide how to use the funds, but under the new system they must get input from their local communities. They also have to tie their budgets to improvement goals by creating a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).

The Local Control and Accountability Plan is a critical part of the new Local Control Funding Formula. The plan will be based on Lawndale Elementary School District’s goals and student data collected in order to describe specific actions the district will take to achieve those goals. In the next few months, we will be engaging parents, educators, employees and the community to establish this plan. The LCAP will also focus on eight areas identified as state priorities. The plan will also demonstrate how the district’s budget will help achieve the goals, and assess each year how well the strategies in the plan were able to improve outcomes.

Please click on the following links for the power point presentations:

LCAP Plan Approved by LACOE

Power Point Presentation LCFF Update given at Board Meeting 4-8-14

Community/Stakeholder Input Sessions

Local Control Funding Formula

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 dates and times of our stakeholder meetings.