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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 this week to review our accomplishments over this past year, and recommend a budget plan for this year, 2014-15.


The committee shared the information with our Board of Trustees at the Board Meeting on October 7, 2014.


Superintendent Newsletter


October 2014

A message from Dr. Ellen Dougherty, Superintendent


On Wednesday, October 29, we received information from the Sheriff’s Department that there was an active shooter contained to a home in the City of Lawndale.  The Sheriff’s Office instructed us to lock down all of our schools within a 1 mile radius of the incident.  The schools went into lock down, and the principals sent home voice messages to inform parents.  As the incident progressed, the students were still in lockdown at dismissal time. Due to our instructions from the Sheriff’s Department, we had to keep the schools closed until the area was safe and we got permission to dismiss our students.


Due to our many safety drills and trainings, the schools excelled in responding to this incident.  Students were kept in classrooms, gyms or lunchrooms until they were released.  Parents were very patient and calm during the wait until students could be released. We have debriefed the incident to ensure that all safety procedures were followed and to create ways to strengthen our safety plans even more.


I want to thank everyone involved for the composed and professional way in which they handled the situation and thank the community for their patience.  It is very reassuring to see all of us working together as a community to ensure the safety of our students!


Boletín en español

News and Announcements

Healthy Changes in Lawndale

On November 19th at 10:30am Lawndale Elementary School Districts Champions for Change program hosted a mural unveiling at La Fiesta Meat Market.  

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Inspired by Champions for Change campaign advertising, the murals feature community members holding signs that declare they are joining the movement for healthy change. Guests enjoyed nutritious and delicious taste tests, received free t-shirts, and learned more about the positive changes taking place in our community.

Boletín en español

Posted by: Karla Bertran
Published: 11/18/14

Information about the Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)

Dear Parent/Guardian:


You may have heard that there has been an increased amount of children being diagnosed with Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in the U.S.  Please take the time to read the attached documents from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to learn more about the virus, who is at risk and what can be done to prevent the spread of the illness.  If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school site’s health office.



Lawndale Elementary District Nurses


For more information please click on the following link: Enterovirus

Estimado Padre/Guardián:


Es posible que haya escuchado que el número de niños diagnosticados con Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) ha aumentado en los E.E.U.U. Por favor lea el documento adjunto del Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Los Angeles para aprender más acerca del virus, quién está a riesgo y qué puede hacer para prevenir el contagio de la enfermedad. Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor llame a la oficina de salud de la escuela de su alumno.



Enfermeras del Distrito Escolar Primario de Lawndale


Para más información por favor oprima el siguiente enlace: enterovirus



Posted by: Karla Bertran
Published: 10/14/14

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.




Click here to submit a FREE meal application online today! To manage your payments online click here.

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.



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. Last year, we engaged parents, educators, employees and the community to establish this plan. The LCAP focuses on eight areas identified as state priorities. The plan also demonstrates how the district’s budget will help achieve the goals, and will assess each year how well the strategies in the plan were able to improve outcomes.

For more information, please click on the following links:

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.