March 13: Alongside LACOE staff, members of the Policy Council Planning and Development Committee presented the LACOE Head Start funding application to the Board of Education.

March 16: 150 LACOE parents attended the 22nd Annual Parent Involvement Academy. The Parent Involvement Academy is a joint effort between LACOE Head Start and Early Learning Division, Bassett USD, El Monte City SD, El Monte Union High SD, Garvey SD, Montebello USD, Mountain View SD, Rowland USD, and USC Head Start.

Conference Objectives:

  • Raise awareness of the importance of parent involvement
  • Support school readiness
  • Support districts/schools in building capacity for parent involvement
  • Increase opportunities for male involvement in communities and schools

April 12: Approximately 200 parents and community members attended the 3rd Annual LACOE/LACMEC Father Involvement Parent Conference. LACOE hosted the event at the LACOE Conference Center in partnership with LA County Male Engagement Collaborative (LACMEC). Other partners included LA County Child Support Services, Children’s Institute, Inc., Pacific Oaks College, Child360, and Para Los Niños.

Conference Objective: To provide a fun and interactive conference for fathers by fathers.

September: Policy Council parent Elizabeth Arreola, Garvey School District, will begin her tenure as the new LACOE office assistant. She will be following Theresa Miranda, who has taken a job with Bassett USD.