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Los Angeles Unified School District Administration; Operational Flexibility   

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(a) (1) The LAUSD, when selecting curriculum and instructional materials for the district, shall ensure that:

(A) Parents, teachers, and other certificated staff have an authentic and central role.

(B) A majority of the participants of each of the advisory curriculum and textbook and instructional materials selection committees of the district are classroom teachers selected by classroom teachers.

(C) Basic instructional materials for kindergarten and grades 1 to 8, inclusive, purchased with state categorical funds for instructional materials are state board-adopted materials.

(D) Basic instructional materials for grades 9 to 12, inclusive, are aligned to state content standards, if content standards exist for the applicable subjects.

(E) There is a wide selection of supplemental instructional materials that are consistent with the needs of pupils and available for use.

(F) Consistent with subparagraphs (A) to (E), inclusive, each schoolsite, with the participation of its principal, its classroom teachers, and parents of its pupils, are authorized to develop a plan for implementing curriculum that meets the individual needs of its pupils.

(2) This subdivision does not prevent the board from requiring that the same basic instructional materials be used in all schools of the LAUSD.

(b) The board shall retain its authority to establish the requirements for graduation from high school pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 51225.3.

(c) In addition to the districtwide staff development, principals and teachers at individual schools, with the input of parents, are authorized to develop professional development programs supportive of the individual needs of pupils at their respective schoolsites.

(Added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 299, Sec. 3.)

Reference:

Education Code 51225.3