Autonomous Schools in LAUSD

  • LAUSD offers schools the choice to become Expanded School Based Management Model Schools (ESBMM), Local Initiative Schools (LIS), and Pilot Schools.

    ·        ESBMM and Pilot schools offer similar packages of autonomies.

    ·        LIS schools select from a menu of waivers.

    ·        Pilot and LIS schools may waive parts of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    ·        All autonomous schools:

    • Are subject to state and federal laws
    • Remain part of the District; open to students in accordance with the student assignment plan 
    For a complete list of LAUSD schools by Autonomy Models, click here.