LAUSD Charter Transparency

Keeping Parents Informed: LAUSD-­Authorized Charter Transparency

Watts Learning Center Charter Elementary School is a charter public school governed by a nonprofit board of directors and overseen by the Los Angeles Unified School District. On January 12, 2016, the LAUSD board voted to approve a Board Resolution, “Keeping Parents Information: Charter Transparency” which was passed with the support of the LA charter community. The resolution highlighted information and data that charter public schools share with parents through their charter petitions, School Accountability Report Cards, Local Education Agency Plans, Local Control Accountability Plans, Annual Audits, and other publicly available documents.

 

This information is available from Watts Learning Center electronically or manually by parent request. Per the board resolution, parents may request this information in English and any single primary language meeting the requirements of Sections 45400 through 45403 of the California Education Code. Please submit parent requests for information, including translations to School Director, Kelly Baptiste at kbaptiste@wattslc.org or make the request to the front office of Watts Learning Center Charter Elementary in person or via phone 323.754.9900. 

 

The following documents can be found on our website or can be requested using the information above. 

WLC Charter Elementary School Charter Petition (2017-2022), to include:

Governance Structure and Financial Management

Governance Policies

Brown Act Compliancy

Lottery/Admissions Process

Curriculum Content

School Site Council Information

Bell Schedule

Staff Qualification

Health and Safety Plans

 

School Accountability Report Card (SARC), to include:

Teacher Credential Status

School Facility Assessments

Instructional Materials

Drop Out Rates

Race/Ethnicity

English Language Learner Status

Income Eligibility for Free and Reduced Priced Lunch

Special Education, by type (detailed to the extent permitted by applicable state and federal law and as available by traditional District public schools)  

 

Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) 

 

Financial Documents

Audited Financial Statements

 

Safety and Facility

School Safety Plan available upon request in the main office.

 

School Policies and Procedures

Parent/Student Handbook

Universal Complaint Policy and Procedures

Title IX Compliance Statement

School Wellness Policy

 

Student Meals

Meals offered to students available at http://schoolnutritionplus.com/

Monthly meal menus available at the school site.

Whether free and reduced-priced meals are provided to students who would be eligible for them at a traditional public school-Yes

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at the Filing a Program Discrimination Complaint as a USDA Customer page , and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: 202-690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.