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This list is a collection of topics that have come up in conversations with parents or teachers. By no means is it a comprehensive examination of all of the issues affecting Los Alamitos Unified School District. The topics are not listed in order of importance. If you do not see a topic of interest to you, please let me know so I can add it to our resources.

Additionally, this is only a compilation of information from primary sources, not a commentary on that information. I believe it is important for students and their families to have easy access to relevant information. Our district website should be easy to navigate and have a wealth of educational information. I find it lacking. As a school board member, I will work to make the Los Alamitos Unified School District website easier to navigate, more informational, and more timely.

Safety, Opportunity for All Students

As a teacher whose career started the year of Columbine, Olaina always had a lesson plan and an escape plan. She knows that children need to feel both physically and emotionally safe no matter who they are, where they're from, what they believe, whom they love, or what their abilities are. Every single child.
Additionally, she believes that all children should have access to the best resources to support their individual education, no matter what their academic, athletic, or artistic skill level.
We need to prepare our children for the future with a broad base of knowledge, skills, and opportunity. It is our job as educators to teach students critical thinking skills and give them a wide range of options and opportunities to use their skills after high school to create their own success story.
Standardized test scores do not equate with individualized opportunity. Olaina's goal is to broaden the Los Alamitos Unified School District's vision of success. She recognizes that there are many admirable and honorable career paths that create the opportunity for high school graduates to lead prosperous and successful lives. Olaina will support offering a more comprehensive curriculum to our students, so that they can all follow their dreams.

What does a school board do?

Most people don’t know what a school board does, leave alone who is on their school board. To be honest, I might not know, if I weren’t a teacher, and interested in policy, and a mom of a kid going to one of our public schools.

The basics are these:

School boards members are individually elected government officials.

Everyone who lives within the school district boundaries can vote for a school board member—you don’t have to have children or be enrolled in school.

The board is responsible for hiring and evaluating the Superintendent, adopting district policies, approving Local Control Accountability Plans, adopting and monitoring budgets, monitoring district performance and student achievement, and actively listening to public comments.

(source: California School Board Association)

Board Policies

The policies of the Los Alamitos Unified School District Board of Education are not posted on the district website or accessible through a simple Google search, so I posted them in the Resources tab on

You can go directly to the policies by clicking the link below:

Policies of the Los Alamitos Unified School District


All children have a right to equal access to free public education,
regardless of their or their parents’/guardians’ immigration status.

The Office of the Attorney General in the California Department of Justice has put out a brochure with information about immigration enforcement activities at California public schools. It is available in several languages: English  Spanish  Traditional Chinese Vietnamese  Korean  Tagalog  Arabic

They have also created a guide for school officials so that they know what to do if an immigration-enforcement official comes to their school or asks for personal information about a student and his/her family member(s).

Quick Reference for School Officials

Committee to Elect
Olaina Anderson for School Board 2018
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