OCCCO community leaders joined others from PICO CA to visit the LA Unified School District to learn about their innovative small autonomous schools movement. This movement came from a breakthrough agreement between the teachers union and LAUSD to create a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) that gave charter-like governance structure to local schools, opening the door for community and parents to have voice at table and have more local, school-site control and decision-making power. The all-day research event sat leaders down with the teacher’s union, the coalition of community groups that led the effort, and the Superintendent’s office. OCCCO leaders will continue to research how this model may benefit local Orange County students and schools.
To learn more, contact Miguel Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at (714) 470-8178.