Antonovich Calls For Corrective Education Plan
Los Angeles – The Board of Supervisors will consider a motion introduced by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich directing the Superintendent of the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) to address the issues raised by a recent
In May, the ACF conducted an on-site review of the LACOE Head Start program. The results of that investigation revealed serious deficiencies in LACOE and in 28 of the 29 delegate agencies that LACOE contracts with to run the federally-funded Head Start and Early Head Start Programs. The problems, which range from minor infractions to substantive non-compliance issues, revolve around health and safety concerns, program administration, communication and fiscal management. These issues have resulted in potential disallowed costs of $13 million.
“These are serious deficiencies and LACOE must rectify them or risk losing federal funding,” said Supervisor Antonovich. “Given the severity of this situation, action must be taken now to ensure that LACOE and the Head Start program stay on track to properly serve the children of
Antonovich’s motion calls for LACOE to provide the Board with a corrective action plan within seven (7) days to and provide timelines and anticipated corrections. Additionally, weekly updates should be provided to the Board on LACOE's progress.