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UPDATE

Week of July 25, 2011

DR. DEASY DOES HIS HOMEWORK!

Last week's Update (week of July 18, 2011) pointed out the numerous weaknesses of the District's newly established homework policy. AALA wishes to commend Superintendent John Deasy for honoring AALA's request to rescind the policy until public discussions are held to obtain the widest possible stakeholder input on any potential changes. On Wednesday, July 20, 2011, Dr. Deasy issued a memo to all principals, which in part, stated the following: After careful consideration, I have decided to postpone implementation of the District's homework policy. While well-intended, I am not confident that the initial policy received sufficient comments and general input from parents, teachers, and board members. We cannot and will not implement a policy of this magnitude without actively soliciting and incorporating recommendations from our key constituencies. Dr. Deasy further shared with principals his intentions and a timeline for the development of a new policy: I continue to believe that this District needs a policy that properly balances homework with other critical factors­tests, classroom participation, and others­in determining student performance. Accordingly, I have asked Dr. Jaime Aquino, Deputy Superintendent of Instruction, to lead the effort to craft a homework policy for LAUSD. This effort will be conducted in close consultation with parents, teachers, administrators, and board members. I will ask Dr. Aquino to have a draft of the policy to me by January 1, 2012, with the intention of taking it to the Board for a vote by March 1. Adhering to this schedule will enable the District to introduce the new policy in time for the 2012-2013 year. AALA thanks Dr. Deasy for doing his homework! We also recommend that Dr. Aquino ensure that the committee he convenes to develop the revised homework policy addresses the following key issues as they prepare the draft for Board consideration: · The many purposes of homework · A review of current research · The developmental needs of students from K through adult · Differentiation of homework expectations for students with special needs, talents, interests and goals · Content-specific needs (e.g., music practice, theatre rehearsals, multiplication table review, higher-level thinking through analysis of news articles, working with peers on projects) · Multidisciplinary issues (e.g., reading and writing in all content areas, application of math content to the real world, research projects and presentations) · Commitment to lifelong learning (e.g., study skills, sense of responsibility, work ethic) · Success in postsecondary education (i.e., embracing the habits of mind necessary to complete college). 1

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ATTENDANCE IMPROVEMENT REQUIREMENT MODIFIED

On June 28, 2011, Superintendent John Deasy sent a memo to 194 K-12 principals under the subject heading of "Attendance Improvement Requirement" that directed them to revise their 2011-2012 school budgets to include the purchase of PSA Counselor time to improve student attendance. We received many email messages and phone calls from AALA members expressing serious concerns about this directive, two of which we published last week. While supporting the Superintendent's goal of improved student attendance, our members disagreed with his mandated approach. AALA President, Dr. Judith Perez, sent the following letter to the Superintendent explaining why and requesting answers to key questions. His response follows the letter. On or about June 30, 2011, 194 selected principals received a memo from you with the above subject, which stated, in part, "Those who have not purchased the required time are requested to meet with their Local District Director to identify available funds to meet this mandate." AALA supports improved student attendance; however, this directive to principals reflects a lack of timeliness, support, and sensitivity. Principals received this mandate, directing them to find funds to purchase PSA counselor time, on a furlough day at the end of the 2010-2011 school year. AALA and our members are requesting responses to the following concerns and questions so that they may act appropriately in response to the Superintendent's directive: · Many principals, working with their School Site Councils, have already allocated their funds for 2011-2012. In all of your weekly Superintendent Newsletters, you state the following: "We will make the District budget more transparent, align resources for greater impact and equity, and give schools the ability to target resources to meet their specific needs, bringing funding and decision-making closer to schools and classrooms." Does your directive supersede agreed upon local school budgeting decisions? If this directive was prompted by "April, MyData Statistics," why were principals not notified of this budgetary requirement until the end of June 2011, after their budgets were closed?

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Is District staff advising you of the dates when principals return to work for 2011-2012? If not, they should be. · Most principals and principal leaders are currently not on District assignment. Therefore, they may not know of this requirement. Current District Title 1 Principals return to work on July 29, 2011. School Administrative Assistants (SAAs) return on or about August 17, 2011. · Included in the June 28, 2011, memo you indicate that "those (principals) who have not purchased the required time are requested to meet with their Local District Director to identify available funds to meet this mandate." Are Principal Leaders now called Local District Directors? Do Local District Directors have funds to support those principals and schools that no longer have available funds to respond to your mandate? If not, why are they being directed to meet? 2

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LETTER TO DR. DEASY (Continued) · What if a school principal and school site council strongly believe that an additional administrator or counselor would better address the need for improved attendance than a PSA counselor? Does your directive supersede local school decision making? Whatever happened to the District policy of having each school develop a schoolwide attendance improvement plan, monitored by the principal and, as needed, by local district staff? Schools are currently operating with minimal administrative staffing. They need support, not illtimed directives, which cause them to question District leadership and support. Why was AALA not copied on this memo? AALA has yet to receive, as promised, a copy of a memo to all division and unit heads, citing that AALA should be copied on memos and bulletins to principals.

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AALA looks forward to your timely response. AALA is delighted to report that Superintendent Deasy has modified his requirement that PSA Counselors be hired by those schools that do not meet the target of "66% student attendance 94% of the time." The new expectation is that those schools that are not in compliance will be expected to submit an attendance improvement plan to be reviewed by the Local District, Deputy Superintendent of Instruction, Dr. Jaime Aquino, and Superintendent Deasy for implementation during the 2011-2012 school year. Quarterly reviews will be conducted throughout the year. Local District Superintendents have already been informed of this modification. AALA thanks the Superintendent for responding quickly to the concerns expressed by our members and for rescinding his directive. We appreciate his recognition that one size does not fit all. We are confident that administrators and their teams will find a variety of creative and effective ways to improve student attendance, an essential goal, especially in this period of diminished resources and decreased student enrollment in the District.

NAME CORRECTION: AALA published in the July 18, 2011, issue of Update excerpts from the thoughtful valedictorian speech by Ziv Bar-El who graduated from North Hollywood High School Zoo Magnet in June. We inadvertently used his grandparents' surname, Lambert, instead of his correct surname. AALA apologizes for the error. 3

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AALA MEMBER CONTACT LIST

Topic AP, Sec and AP, Elem reemployment lists AP, EIS reemployment list Employee Initiated Transfers Annualization settlements due to change of assignment Retirement inquiries Payroll Inquiries Office HR- Certificated Administrative Assignments HR- Certificated Administrative Assignments HR- Certificated Administrative Assignments HR- Certificated Administrative Assignments HR- Certificated Administrative Assignments Employee Service Center ­ Payroll Services Contact number (213) 241-6365 (213) 241-6365 (213) 241-6365 (213) 241-6365 (213) 241-6365 (213) 241-6670 telephone service requests (866) 761-7413 Fax service requests [email protected] for email service requests Contact Person Gaby Banuelos Alma Cruz All Staff Jackie Alvidrez Maria Voigt

WE GET LETTERS

This past May, AALA awarded scholarships to 21 deserving students graduating from LAUSD high schools, options schools and adult schools. AALA received this letter of appreciation from John Amalfitano, who graduated from San Pedro High School in June 2011. Thank you so much for the very generous scholarship! I truly appreciate the monetary award and will put it forth to my UCLA tuition this fall. The contribution will most definitely help my family and we are very grateful. Also, thank you so much for the pristine plaque! It is currently hanging proudly in my room. Lastly, I want to thank you for the amazing scholarship dinner. Not only was the food delicious but the banquet room was incredibly beautiful and elegant. I felt like royalty when I stepped foot through the gates of the banquet room. Every scholarship ceremony that I attended this past spring was special to me, but the lavishness and generosity of AALA was extraordinary and quite unique. You made my first experience at the Biltmore Hotel very enjoyable and memorable. You were very hospitable and kind and the organization's members and donors were very charitable and friendly. Thank you so much again, and you will be hearing from me in the future! 4

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HEALTH BENEFITS FAQ

Topic: Summer Sun Safety ­ Avoiding Sunburns and Using "Broad Spectrum" Sunscreens What are some sun safety tips? 1. Use broad-spectrum sunscreen with SFP of 15 or greater. Slather on liberal amounts a half an hour before going out into the sun. Reapply every two hours, especially if you are perspiring or going in and out of water. If also using an insect repellent with DEET, apply sunscreen first. 2. Limit time in the sun between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. when the rays of the sun are the hottest. 3. Wear clothing to cover the skin, such as, sunglasses, long-sleeved shirts, pants and wide-brimmed hats. According to Kaiser and the American Cancer Society, most people don't use enough sunscreen. To be effective, about 1 oz (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen should be used to cover the body. For the face alone, about ½ teaspoon should be applied. Most people don't know they're getting sunburned until an hour or more after exposure. Sunburned skin is red, tender and warm to the touch. Severe sunburned skin may result in the formation of blisters. Initially, your skin turns red about 2-6 hours after exposure and feels irritated. The peak effects are noted between 12-24 hours after exposure. Recommended treatment for sunburn includes taking an anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen or aspirin to stop the inflammation, applying cold compresses, using an aloe-based moisturizer, avoiding soap, wearing loose clothing and avoiding the sun, to name just a few. For extreme cases, consult your physician. Which sunscreens are the most effective? Sunscreens offer different levels of protection from sunburn, as indicated by the SPF value that measures ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation. New Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards will take effect in 2012. These new standards address ultraviolet A (UVA) radiation that contributes to skin cancer and early skin aging. There are sunscreen products available currently, however, that do offer protection from both UVA and UVB rays. These sunscreens are labeled "Broad Spectrum" and have passed a broad-spectrum test. According to the FDA, "Broad Spectrum SPF [or higher]" sunscreens have been shown to reduce the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging when used with other sun protection measures, such as limiting the amount of time in the sun and protective clothing. What are the key points of the new requirements for sunscreens? The new requirements will include: · Broad Spectrum Designation - Sunscreens that pass the FDA's broad-spectrum test procedures may be labeled "Broad Spectrum SPF [value]." · Sunscreens labels may claim that the product can reduce the risk of skin cancer and early aging when used as directed with other sun protection measures. Non-broad-spectrum sunscreens can only claim to help prevent sunburn. · Sunscreen labels may no longer make the claim of "waterproof," "sweat proof," or "sun block," because these claims overstate their effectiveness. Additionally, sunscreens will not be able to claim sun protection for more than two hours. · Water resistance claims on the front label must indicate whether the product remains effective for 40 minutes or 80 minutes while swimming or sweating, based on standard testing. All sunscreen must include "Drug Facts" information on the product.

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RETIREMENT CELEBRATIONS

Name Marion "Nikki" Dana Irene Silva Gloria "Ginger" Cole Melanie Rabiroff Date, Time Saturday, July 23, 2011 10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 24, 2011 12:00 Noon Saturday, August 6, 2011 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 13, 2011 11:00 a.m. ­ 4:00 p.m. Sunday, September 18, 2011 11:00 a.m. Location Sportsmen's Lodge 12825 Ventura Blvd. Studio City The Castaway Burbank Wahib's Middle East Restaurant 910 E. Main Street Alhambra The Grand, Long Beach Events Ctr. 4101 E. Willow St. Long Beach Marriott Marina del Rey Hotel 4100 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey Contact Karen Timko 626.239.5069 or [email protected] Sara Lasnover 213.241.6532 Elaine DuRoff 818.501.5088 Jackie Hill 323.751.3817 [email protected] Deron Fields 310.991.5476

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Gay Havard

CSUN TIER II ADMINISTRATIVE CLEAR CREDENTIAL PROGRAM

California State University, Northridge has space open in its one semester, 12 unit Tier II program, for current administrators working to clear their Administrative Credential as well as administrators who have been displaced from their administrative positions but plan on returning to administrative positions when available. Program information: · This is a hybrid program, with five face-to-face classes and all other work completed on-line. · Class sessions will be held at Helen Bernstein High School, and will run from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. · Class dates: Sept. 12; Oct. 3 and 24; Nov. 14; Dec. 5 · Students will complete readings, and job-embedded experiences in addition to class meetings; on-line communication will take place between face-to-face class meetings. For additional information, please contact the CSUN Educational Leadership & Policy Studies Office at 818.677.2591 or Rick Castallo at [email protected]

IN MEMORIAM

FRANCES WEISS-ZAMIR ­ Former Specialist in the Division of Special Education, Principal of Capistrano Avenue School, Assistant Principal of Sherman Oaks, Vine Street, Normandie Avenue and Soto Street schools. She retired on June 30, 2007, and passed away on July 13, 2011.

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POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates are responsible for making sure all the District requirements have been met. Do not contact AALA for information regarding positions. Use the listed contact phone number. The following positions are available to view in their entirety by going to the AALA website, http://www.aalausd.com. By clicking on "positions available" to the left of the screen, you can select SchoolBased and Non-School-Based positions and click on any position to view the specific flyer. PRINCIPAL, SECONDARY Henry MS (1) MST 44, 17340 San Jose Street, Granada Hills, CA 91344 Henry is an E Basis, Math, Science and Technology Magnet School. For information and application procedures contact Cheryl Hildreth, Principal Leader, at 818.654.3673. Filing deadline is Friday, July 29, 2011. PRINCIPAL, ELEMENTARY San Pascual ES (4) MST 40, 815 San Pascual Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90042 San Pascual is an E Basis school. For information and application procedures contact Luis Valentino, Director, at 213.241.0132. Filing deadline is Friday, July 29, 2011. Marquez ES (3) MST 40, 16821 Marquez Avenue, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 Marquez is a D Basis, Affiliated Charter School. For information and application procedures contact Luis Camarena, Principal Leader, at 310.914.2100. Filing deadline is Friday, August 5, 2011. PRINCIPAL, EARLY EDUCATION CENTER (MST 38, A Basis) Castelar (Chinatown) and Glenfeliz (Atwater) Early Education Centers (4). For information and application procedures contact Lourdes Ortiz, Director, at 213.241.0132. Filing deadline is 4:00 p.m., Thursday, July 28, 2011. ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, SPECIAL EDUCATION Willenberg Special Education Center (8), 308 Weymouth Avenue, San Pedro, CA 90732 Willenberg is a B Basis span school. For information and application procedures contact Christine Cassidy, Principal Leader, at 310.354.3400. Filing deadline is Monday, August 1, 2011. INSTRUCTIONAL SPECIALIST (MST 39, Temp. Adv.) The PREP at Horace Mann MS (3), 7001 St. Andrews Place, Los Angeles, CA 90043 Mann is a B Basis school. For informational and application procedures contact James Noble, Principal Leader, at 310.914.2147. Filing deadline is Friday, July 29, 2011. INSTRUCTIONAL SPECIALIST (MST 40, Temp. Adv.) Dorsey HS, 3537 Farmdale Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90016 Dorsey is a B Basis, QEIA school. For information and application procedures contact Dr. Reginald Sample, Principal, at [email protected] or 323.298.8404. Filing deadline is Thursday, July 28, 2011. Venice HS, 13000 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066 Venice is a B Basis school. For information and application procedures contact Dr. Elsa Mendosa, Principal, at 310.577.4300. Filing deadline is Thursday, July 28, 2011.

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POSITIONS AVAILABLE (Continued)

POSITION Principal, Secondary Principal, Small School Principal, Elementary Instructional Specialist Instructional Specialist Principal, Secondary Principal, Secondary Principal, Secondary LOCATION Gompers MS Mendez Learning Center, School of Math and Science 99th Street ES Gompers MS Markham MS Bret Harte MS Irving MS LACES Magnet 6-12 Span CONTACT 213.201.2000 [email protected] [email protected] 213.201.2000, Ext. 201 213.201.2000, Ext. 201 310.345.3400 213.241.0132 310.914.2100 DEADLINE Until filled Until filled Until filled Until filled Until filled 07/25/11 07/25/11 EXTENDED to 07/22/11 DEADLINE 5:00 p.m. Fri., July 22, 2011 Monday, July 25, 2011 Tuesday, July 26, 2011 5:00 p.m. Tue., July 26, 2011 Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Thursday, July 28, 2011 5:00 p.m. Thur., July 28, 2011 5:00 p.m. Thur., July 28, 2011 5:00 p.m. Fri., July 29, 2011

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POSITION SPECIALIST, NCLB-PSC (No Child Left Behind-Public School Choice), MST 39 (Temp. Adv.), E Basis, Student Integration Services. Contact Estelle Luckett, Director, at 213.241.6532. SPECIALIST, NEGLECTED, DELINQUENT, OR AT-RISK YOUTH PROGRAM (2 POSITIONS), MST 36 (Temp. Adv.), B Basis, Student Health and Human Services. Contact Debra Duardo, Director, Pupil Services Branch, at 213.241.3844. SECONDARY DIRECTOR (PRINCIPAL LEADER), MST 45 (Temp. Adv.), E Basis, Local District 8. Contact Dr. Sandra Winchell, Administrator of Instruction, at 310.354.3400. COORDINATOR, OPERATIONS SUPPORT SERVICES, MST 43 (Temp. Adv.), E Basis, Local District 1. Contact Byron Maltez, Administrator, Instructional Services, at 818.654.3600. COORDINATOR, OPERATIONS and SCHOOL SAFETY, MST 43 (Temp. Adv.), E Basis, Local District 4. Contact Danny Palma, Administrative Assistant, at 213.241.0100. COORDINATOR, OPERATIONS SUPPORT SERVICES, MST 43 (Temp. Adv.), E Basis, Local District 3. Contact Dr. Brenda Manuel, Interim Superintendent, at 310.914.2100. COORDINATOR, CATEGORICAL PROGRAMS, MST 41, E Basis, Local District 3. Contact Dr. Brenda Manuel, Interim Superintendent, at 310.914.2100. SPECIALIST, CATEGORICAL PROGRAMS, MST 38, E Basis, Local District 3. Contact Dr. Brenda Manuel, Interim Superintendent, at 310.914.2100. SECONDARY DIRECTOR (PRINCIPAL LEADER), MST 45 (Temp. Adv.), E Basis + Z Time, Local District 1. Contact Linda Del Cueto, Superintendent, at 818.654.3600. SPECIALIST, PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES (3 Positions), MST 37, B Basis, Division of Special Education. Contact Alnita Dunn, Director, Psychological Services, at 213.241.8303. LINKED LEARNING COORDINATOR, CAREER/TECHNICAL EDUCATION, MST 43 (Temp. Adv.), B Basis +Z Time. Contact Dr. Shelley Weston at 213.241.7510. COORDINATOR, TRANSITION SERVICES, MST 40 (Temp. Adv.), B Basis, Division of Special Education. Contact Geri Fuchigami, Coordinator, Behavior, Transition and LRE Support, at 213.241.8050.

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