Adult Education Returns… Partially

  • 07/16/2012
  • Terelle Jerricks

Read July 18, 2012 update at the end.

Los Angeles–On June 28, the Los Angeles Unified School District board approved the 2012-13 budget by a 6 to 1 vote that fully funds after-school programs, and provides partial funding for adult education and early childhood education. According to the LAUSD’s media relations department, Adult Ed has been restored by 48percent, and 105,000 students will be served.

Little is known about how this will impact Adult Education, except that principals will be leading several Adult Schools instead of one. Gertrude Hawkins, current principal of Harbor Occupational Center will be the principal of the adult schools at Narbonne High School, San Pedro High School, and Banning High School.  The district’s media relations department said it will announce what classes will be available on July 26 on its website.

The school board closed a $390 million deficit in a $6.03 billion budget going into a new school year. Since 2008-09, the District has faced a cumulative $2.7 billion deficit, mostly resulting from reductions in state funding. But if Governor Jerry Brown’s initiatives fail in November, all of education will be impacted.

Superintendent John Deasy and other board members credited organized teachers and employees for choosing to cut their salaries by working fewer days, allowing the District to reduce spending significantly. Moreover, the agreements preserved more than 6,200 jobs, according to District figures.

“This budget is only possible because of a set of shared sacrifices with our labor partners,” said Superintendent John Deasy.


LAUSD Announces Adult Education Classes

LOS ANGELES – On July 18, the LAUSD announced that its Division of Adult and Career Education (DACE) will begin offering classes on Aug. 14. The classes will be held at multiple locations/branches that serve communities throughout the District.

This year, DACE will offer academic basic and secondary education, English as a Second Language, as well as programs for older adults, and adults with disabilities for a $30 class fee. For career technical education classes, prospective students should contact their school of choice for class fee information.

Registration runs Aug. 6 – 10 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Beginning Monday, July 30, students should contact the branch site listed below for registration information.

Belmont Service Center
Register at Abram Friedman Occupational Center
1646 S. Olive St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 765-2400

East L.A. Service Center
Register at East L.A. Skills Center
3921 Selig Place, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Phone:(323) 224-5970

Evans Service Center
717 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 626-7151

Harbor Service Center
740 N. Pacific Avenue, San Pedro, CA  90731
Phone: (310) 547-5551

Huntington Park Service Center
2945 Belgrave Ave., Huntington Park, CA 90255
Phone:(323) 826-2400

Manual Arts Service Center
Register at Los Angeles Technology Center
3721 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018
Phone:(323) 732-0153

Maxine Waters Service Center
10925 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90059
Phone: (323) 564-1431

North Valley Service Center
11450 N. Sharp Ave., Mission Hills, CA 91345
Phone: (818) 365-9645

Van Nuys Service Cente
Register at West Valley Occupational Center
6200 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Phone: (818) 346-3540

Venice Service Center
Register at Venice Skills Center
611 Fifth Ave., Venice, CA 90291
Phone: (310) 664-5888

The adult career and education website includes all classes offered at the 10 service centers. For general information, interested students may call (888) 730-EARN (3276).

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