Lucky us! LAUSD Supt. Ray Cortines robo-called LAUSD parents today announcing we will be receiving a “telephonic survey” consisting of 5 questions, as the District begins planning the instructional calendars for the next 3 years. (Um, is telephonic a word? nvm.)
This is our chance to return the start of the school year back to September and out of the heat!
Just say NO to Early Start!
I also propose we lose the whole week at Thanksgiving and make the holiday breaks more evenly distributed, but priorities! Return the after-Labor Day school start date. So parents, answer those survey calls and make your voice loud and clear!
#AugustIsForSummerVacation #FixTheAC #NoMoreEarlyStart!
UPDATE: They’re calling from 213.241.4544 – so look out for that number and answer it when they call you. It only took me 2 mins. 5 questions.
Courtesy of Angel Zobel-Rodriguez, MagnetAngel, here is the list of LAUSD survey questions:
First Question: School should start in Early August, Mid August, Late August, Early September.
Next questions use a five-point scale, Strongly agree, somewhat agree, neither agree or disagree, somewhat disagree, strongly disagree.
Second Question: Winter Break should be 2 weeks,
Third Question: Elementary and Middle/High school students should be on the same calendar, (isn’t this a no-brainer?)
Fourth Question: Create a longer winter break with an “intersession*” (apparently a 5 day/wk – 5 wk intervention for those students needing remediation) and another one during the 7-wk summer. *think mandatory summer school during both the winter and summer breaks for kids below basic. And everyone else can just hang out for another few weeks while their parents go to work. Oh that’s gonna be popular! Not.
Last Question: First semester should end before Winter Break. (clue: that’s why we have the August start date to begin with.)
Be prepared. They will only make 3 attempts to call you, and once answered they will not call back. Good luck! (Thanks for sharing the questions Angel.)
And, If you want to add more weight to your voice, sign the Change.org petition here:
LA Kids Deserve Summertime – Start School After Labor Day
Also, email Supt. Cortines and your board members directly here: