33. LA Unified School District Board Member on how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated problems

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Los Angeles County Schools are currently running the nation’s largest food bank and providing hundreds of thousands of computers with hotspots to students. This started when schools first closed in March.

Los Angeles Unified School District is the second largest public school system in the country, but it doesn’t just educate nearly 700,000 students. It provides a social safety net to the 82% of students who live in poverty and 18,000 homeless students.

On this week’s episode of THE LATEST PODCAST, LAUSD board member Nick Melvoin discusses how the pandemic has exacerbated problems that already existed within L.A. County and how they were able to take action to address these problems.

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