Patrick O’Donnell, Assembly Education Chair, tours LAUSD school

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Patrick O'Donnell, Assemblyman from District 70 (Long Beach) tours LAUSD school.

Reports have been circulating that Los Angeles and Long Beach school systems have been in meetings with Los Alamitos Unified School District officials in recent weeks.

The Event News Enterprise has reached out to Dr. Andrew Pulver, Superintendent, for additional details, but sources say LAUSD is working with a number of state officials and other systems to establish key reference points.

As part of that effort, LAUSD Vice President Marlys Davidson said Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell, did confirm that he toured several elementary schools with Pulver, LAUSD Board President Meg Cutuli and Assistant Supt. Ondrea Reed on Monday.

Davidson, who also attended the event, said O’Donnell is somewhat of a native having grown up in Rossmoor and he attended Hopkinson Elementary.

She said O’Donnell wanted to know what some of the techniques and protocols developed in Los Alamitos Unified might look like in other systems. “He was very thankful to Dr. Pulver,” said Davidson.

“It makes me very happy to see all of the hard work done by everyone in Los Al Unified has been validated,” said Davidson, a retired teacher. “They deserve that.”
She said the collaborative effort between Dr. Pulver, Reed, the board, the parents, teachers, administrators and “even the custodians who work all night to keep the schools sanitized,” deserve the credit.

“None of this is easy,” she said.

The topic was expected to be discussed in more detail at Tuesday’s LAUSD Board of Education meeting and the ENE will follow up with additional details next week.