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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 Educational Foundation



Erate Year 17 RFP's

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

Measure CL Oversight Committee

Our Measure CL Citizens' Oversight Committee held its meeting on February 11, 2015 to review our accomplishments over this past year, and approve a budget plan for next year, 2015-16.


The committee shared the information with our Board of Trustees at the Board Meeting of February 17, 2015.  View the PowerPoint presentation here.


Superintendent Newsletter


April 2015

A message from Dr. Ellen Dougherty, Superintendent

LCAP Planning and Elementary and Middle School Open Houses

As May approaches, we have been reflecting on our 2014-15 LCAP (Local Control and Accountability Plan), which holds us accountable for our yearly budget.  We have spent the funds the way the plan intended – 3 new social workers, 2 English language support teachers, full day kindergarten,  reduced class size TK-2, technology support teachers in the middle schools, more hours for library clerks, office support, and health clerks, just to name a few! 

We have now gathered achievement data and input from all sites at our monthly District English Learner Advisory Committee, District Parent Advisory Committee, School Site Council Meetings and various other stakeholder meetings.  We are now revising the 2015-16 LCAP and augmenting it with even more new and improved services for our students based on the student data and stakeholder input.  The newly revised plan will be presented at a Public Meeting at the June 9th Board Meeting and the Board will vote on the adoption of the plan on June 23rd.  

Open Houses are coming up in May.  Our two Middle Schools will be hosting their Open Houses on May 20th at 6:00 PM and the Elementary Schools the following evening, May 21st.  You are most welcome to visit our schools and see the evidence of this whole year of learning!


Boletín en español...

Statement to the LA County Committee on School District Organization in Opposition of the Wiseburn Territory Petition

Click here to read the speech given to the L.A. County Committee on School District Organization at its meeting on March 2, 2015 as well as the accompanying PowerPoint


The California Association of School Social Workers Highlights the Work of LESD's Student Support Services Department

Maria Ruelas.jpgThe California Association of School Social Workers (CASSW) recently highlighted the work of LESD and their efforts to expand their internship program and build trauma-informed schools.

Maria Ruelas, Lead School Social Worker, wrote a fantastic piece for CASSW’s latest newsletter.  Please click here to read more about this new approach in helping our students.

Champions for Change Initiative: Healthy Children, Healthy Learners

Lawndale Elementary School District continues the fight against childhood hunger and obesity with the Champions for Change Initiative.  The video below highlights some of the work the district has been doing.


LESD's Choose Health LA Kids (CHLA Kids) Program hosts tours of grocery stores

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The two grocery store tours in September have been very successful. The grocery store tours were promoted at LESD Back to School Nights, at staff meetings and on the LESD CHLA Kids website.




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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.

In 2012, California adopted a new formula for deciding how much money each school district gets, called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). School districts now 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 is 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.

We have gathered stakeholder input all spring and have put together a new plan for 2015-2016.  A Public Hearing on the new plan will take place at the June 9th Board Meeting.  Everyone is welcome to come and learn about the plan and give feedback.  A draft of the new plan will be posted as soon as it's ready.

For more information, please click on the following links:

LCAP Plan Approved by LACOE

PowerPoint Presentation - LCAP Update given at 5/5/15 Board Meeting

School Site Council/Stakeholder Meeting Dates

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…


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.