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The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has many of the best teachers, administrators and support staff in the nation:

Our people strive for excellence each and every day
We seek to demonstrate high integrity and sterling principles
We prize the public trust that our students, parents and communities have placed with our District

Along with a few other notable school districts, LAUSD is a pioneer in making a formal commitment to managing ethics in the K-12 environment.

Managing and cultivating ethics is a critical underpinning of good leadership and high performance. We have all read the newspaper articles about organizations that have been hurt by ethical challenges. As a consequence, new laws are increasingly calling for all organizations, whether public or private, to actively "promote an organizational culture that encourages ethical conduct."

As you'll read below, our ethics initiative is designed to do the work of promoting ethical conduct and to help LAUSD both guard and strengthen our public's trust.

Our Overarching Vision

We want LAUSD to be a trusted organization, one which engenders the public and employees alike to give their utmost to support student achievement and success.

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve LAUSD performance by fostering high ethical standards and supporting our employees and leadership with the policies, processes, tools and advice necessary to exemplify conduct that strengthens public trust and confidence in the integrity of our work.

Our Work

To read more about what we are seeking to achieve, you can review our specific goals and objectives by clicking on to Our Initiatives.

LAUSD Ethics Office
333 S. Beaudry Ave., 20th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
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Last Updated: 2/18/2011