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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.

2014-2015 School Calendar


Lawndale Education Foundation

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Superintendent Newsletter


June 13, 2014

Dear Lawndale Family,

It’s hard to believe that we are at the end of another school year; and what a year it has been!  We began the year with so many changes - new systems for our phones and emails, the adoption of the Common Core Standards, SBAC testing , a new funding formula and our LCAP to spend new funds – just to name a few. 

The only way we were able to go through all these changes is due to our culture of mutual respect, communication and collaboration.  I want to thank each and every one of the members of the LESD staff for their hard work and contribution to a very challenging yet very successful year. I truly appreciate their efforts to enhance the lives of our students. 

But we couldn’t have done it alone! So I want to also thank you parents and guardians, for your support, participation and contribution in our quest to prepare your students for the 21st Century. It is exciting to see how our joint efforts keep improving the quality of your students’ education.

Have a wonderful summer!

Ellen Dougherty, Ed.D.

News and Announcements




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Published: 8/14/14



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Posted by: Todd Barker
Published: 6/18/14

PS Arts and Smith Students at the White House

President Obama and Nicholas at the White House
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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

Local Control Funding Formula Spanish

 dates and times of our stakeholder meetings. 



Erate Year 17 RFP's

Erate Year 17 RFP's will be available on the purchasing section of the website. Please check back soon.