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Los Angeles Unified consolidates administrative offices

Los Angeles Unified is consolidating its six local districts into four regional offices as part of an effort to streamline administrative functions. It’s the first phase of administrative change as LAUSD aims to shape its central offices to better work toward the district’s new goals.

The consolidation will save the district $40 million, which will go toward its academic priorities, said Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, who joined the district nine months ago. He said the change won’t affect students this year. LAUSD is the second largest district in the nation, serving more than 420,000 students across Los Angeles and other neighboring cities throughout the county. 

According to Nery Paiz, president of the Associated Administrators of Los Angeles, who spoke at Tuesday’s board meeting, the impact for school site administrators is also not yet clear.

Carvalho announced the new plan Tuesday alongside some shifting within his cabinet. Former Local District Central Superintendent Frances Baez is LAUSD’s new chief academic officer following Alison Yashimoto-Towery’s departure, and former Local District Northeast Superintendent Andres Chait is the district’s new chief operations officer. Chief of staff Pedro Salcido has also been promoted to deputy superintendent.