School Climate Bill of Rights
Counselors, Not Cops: Advocates Urge LAUSD to Increase Restorative Justice Funding
In the 2016-17 school year, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) budgeted $67.34 million of its $13.5 billion budget for school police. Restorative justice programming, meant to help improve student behavior and provide alternatives to suspensions, expulsions, and arrests, received only $10.81 million.
As Student Citations Drop in Los Angeles, Questions About ‘Ghost Suspensions’ Rise
Amidst mounting criticism of its disciplinary practices in recent years, Los Angeles Unified School District began shifting away from citations and suspensions and toward practices that emphasize keeping students in the classroom in 2012.