●● smf’s 2¢: “…if the student asks.”
It is precisely that attitude that brought the ACLU to bring the lawsuit in the first place.
“It has taken a while for the district to plan the roll out of this policy.”
It’s not a policy, it’s the law. And despite the timeline quoted in the article, the lawsuit (Doe v. CA – which enforces the previous "free education for all" decision [Harttzell v. Connell, 1984]), was settled in December of 2010.[http://bit.ly/1FjDeEA]
The “while” it has taken LAUSD has been 4½ years - and four years of graduating seniors have been illegally charged.
Students+parents shouldn’t have to ask for what they are entitled to - and they shouldn’t have to wait for the District to “roll out a policy” …whether it’s for a refund or phys ed in elementary school or arts instruction or an AP course or health education or a well-qualified teacher.