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Vision and Mission


Every LAUSD student will receive an education in a safe, caring environment, and every student will be college‐prepared and career‐ready


LAUSD will provide high quality instruction and a coherent and rigorous curriculum in every classroom to facilitate student learning and achievement


Byron Maltez, Superintendent's Message


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It is my great honor to receive the official appointment as Superintendent for ESC North.  I have valued the two years serving in ESC North and am pleased to continue the work.  Our incredible staff is dedicated to supporting our students, teachers, administrators, and parents in the implementation of all District initiatives and Superintendent Deasy’s Strategic Plan.   We look forward to accomplishing great things together!

“Spring Forward” takes on a new meaning in LAUSD as we begin the field tests for the new Smarter Balanced Assessment this month.  Our schools are preparing for the logistical and academic aspects of administering the technology-based assessments to our students.  As I noted last month, there will be no scores tied to students, teachers, or schools for the field test, as the purpose is to practice this new process of assessment and address the challenges before next year.  Our goal is that students and teachers will be well prepared for the first comprehensive Smarter Balanced Assessments in spring 2015. 

For your reference:

  • A parent and guardian notification letter template, previously available in English and in Spanish, is now available in nine additional languages on the CDE Smarter Balanced Field Test Communications Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/caasppcomm.asp. Local educational agencies (LEAs) can use this letter to inform parents and guardians about the administration of the Field Test, including its purpose and where to find further information. The template is now available in the following languages:
    • Arabic
    • Armenian (Eastern)
    • Chinese (simplified and traditional)
    • Hmong
    • Korean
    • Pilipino (Tagalog)
    • Punjabi
    • Russian
    • Vietnamese

For questions related to the spring 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test, please contact the California Technical Assistance Center (CalTAC) by phone at 800-955-2954 or by e-mail at caltac@ets.org. Information also can be accessed through the CalTAC Web site at http://californiatac.org/.

For questions please contact the CDE CAASPP Office at 916-445-8765 or by e-mail at caaspp@cde.ca.gov.

Last month I shared information regarding the formation of  the District-level Parent Advisory Committee (PAC), as required by the legislation, enacting the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). The PAC will provide input into the District’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), which is also required by the LCFF.  The PAC is composed of parents/legal guardians of currently enrolled LAUSD students who are identified as participating in the Free and Reduced Meal Program, English Learners, or Foster Youth, all of which are targeted subgroups under LCFF.  Additionally, the PAC includes parents/legal guardians of students who are not represented in either one of the above subgroups.   I wish to congratulate the following representatives for ESC North and thank them for their participation a Parent Advisory Committee Member:

                Alma Salazar

                Aaron Rafelle

                Merquisedet Absalon

                Alondra Merida

                Evelyn Aleman

                Kathy Kanter

                April Munoz (Alt)

                Noemi Juarez (Alt)

                Jeff Fishback (Alt)


 For further information please contact the Parent Community Student Services Branch at (213) 481-3350

I wish everyone a wonderful Spring Break, April 14th – 18th.  We look forward to a successful finish to the 2013-14 school year over the next two months!



Byron Maltez

Superintendent, ESC North


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office at 818-654-3600 or email us at ESC-North-Instructional@lausd.net.


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Contact Us

Byron Maltez
Instructional Area Interim Superintendent
6621 Balboa Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA  91406

Tel:  (818) 654-3600

Fax: (818) 881-6728