The entire education community has a vested interest in data disaggregation. From classroom teachers, administrators, parents, and community-based organizations to legislators who debate education policies - everyone reaps the benefits from having access to timely and accurate data to better identify and serve a diverse set of students. But what role do parents and/or guardians have in supporting their children in their educational development and advancement?
Los Angeles Unified (LAUSD) is now issuing new student enrollment forms, allowing parents and/or guardians to select up to five different races or ethnicities for their children out of a list of over 200 unique ethnic backgrounds. These new enrollment forms are the next phase of the ‘Everyone Counts Resolution,’ that was unanimously passed by the Board of Education in May 2019.*
Looking forward, the new student enrollment form aims to ensure that all LAUSD students and employees are seen and accounted for. The collection and reporting of disaggregated data is a necessary tool for more accurately representing and understanding who students are, how they are performing, and how LAUSD resources can be more equitably distributed.
This website houses all resources available to help LAUSD families, students, and supporting nonprofit organizations in filling out the newest enrollment forms. The Asian American Native Hawaiian Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander and Arab Middle Eastern Muslim South Asian (AANHPI AMEMSA) Steering Committee, which comprises of 10 Southern California organizations.
Angelenos Organizing for Education
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (AAAJ-LA)
Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)
Center for Asian American United for Self-Empowerment (CAUSE)
Council for Teaching Filipino Language and Culture (CTFLC)
Korean American Coalition (KAC)
Strategic Concept in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE)
Teach for America (TFA)
UPLIFT Los Angeles
PLEASE NOTE: LAUSD is firmly committed to protecting student data and the collection of new race and ethnic data will not be shared with federal immigration authorities. The enrollment form will only collect data to identify the needs of individual student communities not currently captured in existing data. The information you provide is further protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.