L.A. Unified launches hotline, opens temporary resource sites to help students, families

L.A. Unified launches hotline, opens temporary resource sites to help students, families

Responding to ongoing concerns from students and families about last month’s presidential election, L.A. Unified today opened six temporary extended support sites, which offer emotional support, enrollment and attendance information and referrals to outside resources.

Located in each of L.A. Unified’s Local District offices, the sites will operate 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, with limited hours during the upcoming Winter Break. Families can also get information by calling 866-742-2273.

“We encourage our students and families to come in and ask questions, share concerns or obtain additional information and resources,” Superintendent Michelle King said in a public service announcement broadcast on KLCS-TV.

Click here to watch the public service announcement.

School Board President Steve Zimmer said he has spoken with numerous students and parents, who are feeling anxious about their future. He reiterated the District’s commitment to helping and providing them with a quality education.

“We value every student, every family, no matter which part of the world you come from, what language you speak or what religion you practice,” Zimmer said in the KLCS broadcast. “You are all part of the L.A. Unified family.”

School Board Member Dr. Ref Rodriguez spoke of the role of educators in promoting tolerance and strengthening our schools.

“We will continue to fight for the rights of all students and families, and we are here to support each and every one of you,” he said.

Here are the locations for the extended support sites:

  • Local District Central – West Adams Preparatory High School, 1500 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles.
  • Local District East – Jardín de Niños, 3921 E. Selig Place, Los Angeles.
  • Local District West – 11380 W. Graham Place, Los Angeles.
  • Local District South – 1208 Magnolia Ave., Gardena.
  • Local District Northwest – 6621 Balboa Blvd., Lake Balboa.
  • Local District Northeast – 8401 Arleta Ave., Sun Valley.

In addition to the extended support sites, the District will continue to operate the School Enrollment, Placement and Assessment (SEPA) Center at 1339 Angelina St., which provides a range of resources to support academic, social and emotional success. Assistance is also available at the Hollywood FamlySource Center at 1075 N. Western Ave.

Updated information about the extended support sites and other resources is posted at lausd.net.

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