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    The Governing Board of the Lawndale Elementary School District announces a vacancy on the Board of Trustees. A Special Board Meeting was held on October 11, 2019 during which the Board decided to fill this vacancy through an appointment of a resident of Trustee Area 5 in Lawndale. To view a map of Trustee Area 5, please visit The successful candidate will hold office until November 2020.


    Applications are available at the Lawndale Elementary School District, Superintendent’s Office, 4161 W. 147th St., Lawndale, CA 90260, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., October 14 through October 25, 2019 or the LESD website. 


    If you would like an application sent to you via email or if you have any questions, please contact Marina Sandoval, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent at (310) 973-1300 ext. 50002 or at


    Completed applications must be submitted in person to the Lawndale Elementary School District, Superintendent’s Office by October 25, 2019 at 4:00 PM.


    Click here to download the application.




    October 4

    Public Notice of Vacancy in Lawndale Elementary SD Governing Board

    October 15 - October 25

    Distribution of applicant information packets to interested individuals

    October 24

    Informational Meeting 9:00 - 10:00 AM and 5:00 - 6:00 PM at District Office

    October 25

    Application deadline at 4:00 PM

    November 7

    Special Board Meeting - Interview Candidates at 6:00 PM

    November 8

    Special Board Meeting - Candidate Interviews (if needed), or deliberations to select candidate

    November 14

    Regular Board Meeting at 6:00 PM. The Board may conduct deliberations to select candidate if candidate interviews continue to the November 8, 2019 Special Board Meeting.

    December 4 - December 7

    New Board Member Orientation at California School Boards Association (CSBA) Annual Conference in San Diego, CA.

    December 12

    Regular Board Meeting at 5:00 PM - Appointed Candidate Seated                    


    La Junta Directiva del Distrito Escolar Primario de Lawndale anuncia una vacante en la Junta Directiva.  El 11 de octubre de 2019 se celebró una reunión especial de la junta durante la cual la Junta decidió llenar esta vacante a través de un nombramiento de un residente del Área 5 en Lawndale. Para ver un mapa del Área 5, visite El candidato seleccionado ocupará el cargo hasta noviembre de 2020.


    Las solicitudes están disponibles en el Distrito Escolar Primario de Lawndale, en la Oficina de la Superintendente, ubicada en 4161 W. 147th St., Lawndale, CA 90260, entre las 8:00 a.m. y las 4:00 p.m., entre el 14 de octubre al 25 de octubre de 2019 o en el sitio web de LESD.


    Si desea que le enviemos una solicitud por correo electrónico o si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con Marina Sandoval, Asistente Ejecutiva de la Superintendente al (310) 973-1300 ext. 50002 o


    Las solicitudes completadas deben presentarse en persona en la Oficina de la Superintendente del Distrito Escolar Primario de Lawndale antes del 25 de octubre de 2019 a las 4:00 PM.


    Haga click aqui para descargar la aplicación.




    4 de octubre

    Aviso público de vacante en la Junta Directiva de el Distrito Escolar Primario de Lawndale

    15 de octubre

     -25 de octubre

    Distribución de paquetes de información a personas interesadas.

    24 de octubre

    Reunión informativa de 9:00 a 10:00 a.m. y de 5:00 a 6:00 p.m. en la oficina del distrito

    25 de octubre

    Plazo de solicitud a las 4:00 p.m.

    7 de noviembre

    Reunión especial de la Junta Directiva - Entrevistas de candidatos a las 6:00 p.m.

    8 de noviembre

    Reunión especial de la Junta Directiva - Entrevistas de candidatos (si es necesario), o deliberaciones para seleccionar candidatos

    14 de noviembre

    Reunión regular de la Junta a las 6:00 PM. La Junta Directiva puede llevar a cabo deliberaciones para seleccionar al candidato si las entrevistas con los candidatos continúan en la Reunión Especial de la Junta Directiva del 8 de noviembre de 2019.

    December 4 - December 7

    Orientación para nuevos miembros de la Junta en la Conferencia Anual de la Asociación de Juntas Escolares de California (CSBA) en San Diego, CA.

    December 12

    Reunión regular de la Junta a las 5:00 PM - Candidato designado toma su asiento                 


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    Betsy Hamilton, Superintendent
    Dr. Betsy Hamilton, Superintendent
    Superintendent's update - october 1, 2019

    At LESD we take pride in demonstrating to our community that we are making strides in accomplishing our district goals. This year, we will inaugurate our second makerspace at Smith Elementary school. A makerspace is a is a collaborative work space for making, learning, exploring and sharing. Makerspaces help prepare students with critical 21st century skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  Some of the skills that are learned in a makerspace pertain to electronics, 3d printing, 3D modeling, coding and robotics, among many others. We have plans to open up one new makerspace per year until every elementary school has one. For 21st century skills development to continue after elementary school, each middle school offers a 21st Century Library Media Centers where students can access literary, digital, and technological resources that complement our curriculum and echo the needs of our school community. Preparing our students with the foundational skills that they will need to succeed in the 21st century is vital in our district. 


    In addition to providing our students with skills to succeed, it is also important that we support actions that ensure access and equity to opportunities. At our board meeting on September 19, 2019 Ms. Rocio Murrillo, Tech Trek Branch School Coordinator, introduced five young women who were selected by Rogers and Addams Middle School teachers to participate in the Tech Trek College Camp due to their interest in STEM. At Tech Trek students explored creating apps, created building models that would withstand earthquakes, and got a deeper look at biomedical science.  The students had a real “college life” experience, facing their fears about being away from home and making friends with similar interests. This experience boosted their confidence and inspired them explore careers in STEM.


    In Lawndale, we believe in “access and equity for all” - we proudly provide learning environments that build the foundation for 21st century skills for all students and we encourage young women to pursue their interest in STEM to ensure more girls and women are represented in these fields.

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  • The Board of Trustees is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying against an individual or group based on race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital, family, pregnancy, or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; a perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.