On behalf of the
entire Los Angeles Unified family, we are deeply saddened to share that
our beloved former Superintendent, Dr. Michelle King, has passed away.
Words cannot begin to describe the sorrow we
feel, the love we shared with – and for – Dr. King, and the lasting
impact she had on our communities. Her dedication to uplift every
student, family and employee within Los Angeles Unified was second to
As a Los Angeles
Unified graduate, parent, life-long educator, and the first African
American woman to lead the district, Dr. King was truly an inspiration.
She was a collaborative and innovative leader
who broke down barriers to create more equitable opportunities for
every student. Her warmth, love and generosity transformed countless
lives and left a legacy that will continue to impact us for generations.
We offer our heartfelt condolences to Dr. King’s
daughters, parents and brother, as well as all of her family and
friends whose lives she so deeply and positively touched.
DON’T MISS OUT ON SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
A student’s education doesn’t end once they walk across that high-school graduation stage. That’s why California State PTA has two scholarships to help high school seniors achieve their college dreams and life goals.
$750 Volunteer Service Scholarship – This scholarship recognizes graduating seniors for their volunteer service in schools and communities, and allows them to register for courses at accredited colleges, universities, trade or technical schools
$500 Dr. Ralph E. White Graduating Senior Scholarship – Honoring the volunteer and public-service legacy of Dr. Ralph E. White and his wife, Eleanor, this scholarship provides $500 each to two successful applicants of the Volunteer Service Scholarship who intend to pursue a career in a medical field.
Applications are due February 1. All scholarship applications require current membership at PTAs in good standing, so if you know a student who is not yet a PTA member but is interested in applying, be sure to contact your local PTA to join today or join online at www.capta.org/join!