The Office of the Independent Monitor (OIM) is the oversight agency of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s special education program. LAUSD has been under federal court oversight since 1996 for systemic non-compliance of special education law. The Independent Monitor was appointed in May, 2003 after a modification of the original consent decree, Chanda Smith v. LAUSD. The Independent Monitor is responsible for determining whether LAUSD meets compliance with the Modified Consent Decree and special education law, by June 30, 2006.
The Parents’ Council meeting topics for the 2012-13 academic year are listed is this document. The meetings are scheduled to take place the second Monday of the month as follows:
- September 9, 2013
- November 11, 2013
- January 13, 2014
- March 10, 2014
- May 12, 2014
Meetings are helds at Moseley-Salvatori Conference Center, located at 637 S. Lucas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90017.
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Each meeting begins with closed sessions at 6 p.m. The meeting is open to the general public at approximately 6:30 p.m.
The Council's duties are as follows:
- Review the District’s implementation of the Modified Consent Decree.
- Meet with the Independent Monitor to discuss the District’s efforts to implement the Modified Consent Decree and to share with the Independent Monitor any
information you have on special education in LAUSD.
- Meet with counsel
for the plaintiffs to receive reports on implementation of the Modified
Consent Decree. Meet with representatives from LAUSD to receive reports on implementation of the Modified Consent Decree.
- Provide comments to the Independent Monitor on the Annual Plan.