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LAUSD cuts summer school classes . . . again

OW Staff | 6/16/2010, 5 p.m.

LOS ANGELES (CNS)--Faced with a lingering budget deficit, the Los Angeles Unified School District announced Wednesday that many of its summer programs would again be cancelled this year, with summer school being offered primarily for high school students who failed classes and need to make up credits.

High school students who need the credit-recovery classes must register with their school counselor. Online programs will also be available through the district's City of Angels School, according to the LAUSD.

Eighth-grade students who failed algebra, may also be able to enroll in summer school.

The district also outlined other available summer programs. Information on all the programs is available online at http://btb.lausd.net.

The district's Beyond the Bell Branch will operate Summer Enrichment Programs at 186 elementary and middle schools. The programs, which are funded under the state's After School Education and Safety Program, provide weekday activities--including academics and fitness--beginning July 1.

The LAUSD Food Services Division will coordinate meal programs at many schools that are hosting Beyond the Bell summer programs. The food program will offer meals to children up to age 18.

The district's Beyond the Bell Branch will also offer online resources for elementary and middle school students, including instructional materials and worksheets designed to keep students "engaged" during the summer, according to the district.

An Extended School Year program will be available for eligible special-education pupils. The program is only open to youngsters required take courses as part of the student's Individualized Education Program.