ESBMM News and Announcements

  • We are pleased to announce the Spring 2018 Autonomous School Workshops!

    Schools interested in having more autonomy over local decisions, to better meet the needs of their students, may choose to send a School Design Team to the required sessions.  Explore the three current autonomy models:  LIS, ESBMM and Pilot. Workshop 1 is an Overview of the three autonomous models. Workshop 2 is Writing an RFP.  School Design Teams must attend both sessions (i.e Workshop 1 & Workshop 2 in any of the locations listed).

    Workshop 1: Overview

    • Thursday, February 1 @ LD Northwest (South Conference Room)
    • Monday, February 5 @ LD South (Sellery Room, 15805 S. Budlong Ave.)
    • Thursday, February 8 @ LD West (Training Room 1)
    • Monday February 12 @ UTLA


    Workshop 2: Writing an RPF

    • Thursday, March 1 @ LD Northwest (South Conference Room)
    • Monday, March 5 @ LD South (Sellery Room, 15805 S. Budlong Ave.)
    • Thursday, March 8 @ LD West (Training Room 1)
    • Monday, March 12 @ UTLA


    LOOC workshops are open to all: principal, chapter chair, other teachers, classified staff and parents from your school.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Do we need to know what we want to do before we attend?

    No, come and learn about the available options - NO OBLIGATION!


    Who should attend?

    These workshops are open to all:  Principal, Chapter Chair, Teachers, Classified Staff, Parents ~ a diverse Design Team provides different perspectives.


    Do we need to attend ALL sessions?

    School teams must attend ONE scheduled date of each session in order to qualify to submit an RFP.  So, you must attend one of the Session 1 – Overview dates, and one Session 2 – Walkthrough dates.  You may choose the date/location that is best for you.

    For more information, call (213) 241-8700

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ESBMM 2018-2019 RFP Information


    The Los Angeles Unified School District's Local Options Oversight Committee (LOOC) is pleased to present the 2018 - 2019 Autonomous School Models Request for Proposal (RFP) process.  The Autonomous School Models RFP process invites teams to submit a proposal for one of the three voluntary school models:  Expanded School-Based Management Model (ESBMM), Local Initiative School (LIS), or Pilot School.  This year each autonomous school model has its own RFP document and template.  Interested teams should review the timeline and application process described in the RFP document for the autonomous school model they are interested in.  The following due dates apply to all three RFP documents:

    September 6, 2018 Letter of Intent (LOI)

    •   Must be submitted no later than 5:00 pm via e-mail to

    •   Mandatory for ALL applicants; teams must submit a Letter of Intent in order to be eligible to submit a proposal.

    •   LOI is non-binding; applicants may decide to NOT move forward with a proposal even if a LOI was submitted.

    •   Applicants can: (1) check the "Undecided" box in the LOI form if they are unsure which model to choose; OR (2) submit one LOI for two or more autonomous school models they are considering.

    October 18, 2018 Full Proposal Submission

    •   Must be submitted no later than 12:00 noon via e-mail to

    •   All required documentation and attachments should be included.  Approved proposals will be for implementation in the 2019 - 2020 school year.  Copies of approved proposals will be posted on the LOOC website.

    Each autonomous school model's RFP document is available for download by clicking HERE.  Questions regarding the RFPs can be sent via e-mail to or by calling 213-241-8700.