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$13M in Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) funds for #SolutionsNotArrests #SolutionsNotStatusQuo

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We believe our high-needs students need Solutions Not Arrests.Do you?

As of now, LAUSD is planning on spending $13 Million of LCFF funds on School Police for the '14-'15 school year. This cannot stand. LAUSD is supposed to use those LCFF funds to improve the educational experience and outcomes of our high-needs students. The Brothers, Sons, Selves Coalition and Dignity In Schools-Los Angeles Campaign have been demanding that LAUSD invest those $13M inresearch-proven programs and supports like Restorative Justice and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supportsthat will help our high-needs students succeed.

And now, some influential stakeholders are voicing the same concern. Today, June 16, 2014, LA County Children's Court Presiding Judge Michael Nash, U.S. Congressman Tony Cárdenas, and UTLA President-Elect Alex Caputo-Pearl are holding a press conference on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall to urge LAUSD to use LCFF funds for supportive programs that target the root of misbehavior, not for School Police.

"Keeping our kids out of the juvenile justice system starts with making sure they're in school and learning." -Congressman Cárdenas

"The communities intended to benefit from LCFF are in dire need of every supportive resource-based approach available...I do not see a reasonable nexus between law enforcement and specifically improving the educational experience and outcomes of our most vulnerable student populations." -Judge Nash

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