Posted: Feb 1, 2011 3:25 PM
Updated: Feb 1, 2011 3:25 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Unified school board is mulling a plan to break down the sprawling district into semi-autonomous "school families" which would give more authority to schools instead of regional districts.
School board member Richard Zimmer is set to introduce the idea aimed at decentralizing bureaucracy in the nation's second-largest school district at Tuesday's board meeting.
The "school family" would comprise a high school and its feeder elementary and middle schools. Each "family" would be given its own budget, hire its own employees and implement its own instructional program. Local district headquarters would become "regional service centers" designed to support school families.
The board is slated to discuss the idea in depth later this month and ask Superintendent Ramon Cortines to issue a feasibility report within 60 days.
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