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Investment Schools Overview

The Settlement Agreement on file with the Court fully describes the terms of the Settlement. The Settlement Agreement shall be in force for three years, through LAUSD’s 2016-2017 school year. In general, the Settlement will do the following: 


1. The Settlement Agreement identifies a targeted subset of 37 LAUSD schools (the “Investment Schools”) through the following criteria: 


a. 33 were selected because of a high rate of teacher turnover;


b. 4 were selected based on a large high-school dropout rate; and 


c. All have an API rank of 3 or below. 


2. The Settlement Agreement requires LAUSD to provide support and resources aimed at stabilizing and improving a stable teaching force in the Investment Schools: 


a. LAUSD will provide extra administrative staff, such as an Assistant Principal or Instructional Specialist, and a Secondary Counselor, PSA Counselor, or a Psychiatric Counselor, to each targeted school; 


d. LAUSD will provide mentor teachers and ensure that new teachers receive extra time for mentoring as well as an additional certificated non-administrative position to provide support to the special education program; 


e. LAUSD will implement 40 hours of professional development to the entire teaching and administrative staff in the Investment Schools in addition to normal professional development training; 


f. Principals who remain at the Investment Schools may qualify to receive a stipend of $7,500 for the 2015/2016 school year and $10,000 for the 2016/2017 school year. Principals who fill a vacancy will receive $10,000 recruitment incentive pay; and 


g. LAUSD will continue to work with the leadership of each Investment School to ensure that the Schools are well staffed and receive priority in staffing each school. LAUSD will appoint an individual to oversee implementation of the program to ensure that it is effectively implemented.