LAUSD enacts a targeted hiring freeze as COVID-era federal funds expire

District may also consider closing or consolidating schools as enrollment keeps declining, superintendent says 

Los Angeles Unified has enacted a targeted hiring freeze and may consider closing or consolidating schools as it faces the loss of federal pandemic aid and declining enrollment, superintendent Alberto Carvalho said in an interview last week.

Carvalho, who nearly two years ago assumed leadership of the nation’s second largest school district, said LAUSD is in relatively good financial standing and that enrollment declines are slowing. But, he said, California’s most populous city “is not out of the woods yet” when it comes to tight budgets and closing schools. Read More…