• Local School Empowerment 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 required sessions.  Explore the three current autonomy models:  Local Initiative Schools (LIS), Expanded School Based Management Model (ESBMM), and Pilot.  Workshop 1 is an Overview of the three autonomous models.  Workshop 2 walks participants through wiritng a Request for Proposal (RFP).  School Design Teams MUST attend BOTH sessions (Workshop 1 and 2, in any of the locations listed).


    Workshop 1: Overview

    Date                             Location

    Monday, March 4          Gardner Elementary School

    Thursday, March 7        LD East (PLC 1)

    Monday, March 11        Roscoe PDC


    Workshop 2:  Writing a Request for Proposal

    Date                          Location

    Thursday, April 4        Gardner Elementary School

    Monday, April 8          LD East (PLC 1)

    Thursday, April 11      Roscoe PDC 


    Representatives from a school must attend BOTH WORKSHOPS before a school is eligible to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) and proposal for one of the Autonomy Models.


    Local Options Oversight Committee (LOOC) workshops are open to all:  principal, chapter chair, teachers, classified staff, and parents from your school.


    For more information, call (213) 241-8700

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    The Los Angeles Unified School District's Local Options Oversight Committee (LOOC) is pleased to present the 2019 - 2020 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:  Local Initiative School (LIS), Expanded School-Based Management Model (ESBMM), or Pilot School.  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:

    Friday, September 6, 2019 - 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.

    Friday, October 18, 2019 - Full proposal submission due
    •    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 2020 - 2021 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.

     Local Initiative Schools through June, 2016
    135th Street ES
    42nd Street ES
    Arleta HS
    Dena ES
    Dorsey HS
    Eagle Rock HS
    Fulton College Prep Span School
    Glassell Park ES
    Haddon ES
    Harry Bridges Span School
    Hoover ES
    Lokrantz Special Education Center
    Maclay MS
    Palms ES
    Panorama City ES
    Reseda HS
    Salvin Community Learning Center
    New Local Initiative Schools for the 2016 - 2017 school year
    24th Street ES
    Arminta ES
    Columbus MS
    Toland Way
    New Local Initiative Schools for the 2017 - 2018 school year
    Mann MS
    New Local Initiative Schools for the 2018 - 2019 school year
    Hancock Park ES
    Gerald A. Lawson Academy