Representing the communities of Westchester, Playa del Rey and Playa Vista


Education on May 24, 2017

Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa - Education Committee
www.ncwpdr.org


Committee: 
Education

Meeting Date: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 6:30pm

Meeting Place: 
Westchester Municipal Building Community Room, 7166 W. Manchester Avenue (corner of Lincoln Boulevard), Los Angeles, CA 90045

Discussion/Action (Motion): 
  1. 1.  6:30pm Call to Order  – Dr. Michele Cooley Strickland, Chair

    2.  Vote to approve March Meeting Minutes

    3.  Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items (2 minutes maximum) – Complete a Speaker Card*

    New Business

  2. Action Item 1: Planning and Goal Setting for New Academic Year

    All NCWP Committees have been charged with submitting goals and plans of action for the upcoming year at the June 4, 2017 NCWP Board Leadership Retreat. As such, the Education Committee will identify plans of action that are within the purview of the NCWP that will help strengthen and improve the publicly funded schools in our area that are attainable, actionable, and beneficial community-wide. We will engage community members (e.g., breakout sessions) to help contribute to the discussion, including the following topic areas:

    1.    Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Communications with the Community

    2.    Comprehensive Plan for Public School Facilities

    3.    Improved Funding for Local Public Schools

    4.    Other

           Breakout Session Reports to the NCWP Education Committee

    ·           Committee Discussion on Action Item 1

    ·          Plans of Action

       Motion and Vote to support/modify/deny Action Item 1

  3. Action Item 2: Letters to LAUSD School Board District 4 Representatives

    There was a run-off election for LAUSD School Board District 4 on May 16, 2017 between Nick Melvoin and Steve Zimmer. The NCWP Education Committee co-hosted two Candidates Forums involving both candidates (February 6, 2017 at Loyola Marymount University – over 2,400 views of the FB Livestreamed video: https://www.facebook.com/WRACforLA/videos/620657568120106/; March 23, 2017 – the only live audience Candidates Forum that was held in the run-off election; there were over 1,400 views of the FB Livestreamed video: https://www.facebook.com/laxcoastal/videos/10154260599731304/)

    The Committee will discuss whether the NCWP should send letters of: congratulations to incoming LAUSD Board Member Nick Melvoin; and appreciation to outgoing LAUSD Board President Steve Zimmer.

    Committee discussion on Action Item 2

    Motion to support/modify/deny Action Item 2

  4. Action Item 3 – Community Outreach and Announcements

    LMU: School of Education  - Bryan Williams

                               LMU Government and Community Relations – Grace Yao

    Otis College of Art and Design – Matt Tecle

    LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce – Education Committee

    Local Schools

    Local Groups

    Committee Discussion on Action Item 3

    Motion and Vote to support/modify/deny Action Item 3

    Next meeting – June 28, 2017 at 6:30pm in the Westchester Municipal Building Community Room.

    Motion to Adjourn (Target: 8:00pm).


Public Comment Request

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