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Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

5 M (arrive by 4 PM if you plan on providing public commentary!)

District Administration Building Community Room (1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach, CA)

Let us know if you plan on attending the 8/17 Board Vote here!
 

Over the past couple of months of working with the LBUSD Facilities Department, Sustainability Team, and the Strategic Programs and Policy Director, the Long Beach Green Schools Campaign and LBUSD staff have decided that the most effective way to commit LBUSD to clean energy is by updating the District's current Board Policy 3510 on Green Schools Operations. The original Board Policy 3510 was adopted by the LBUSD Board of Education in 2019 and is based on a policy written by the California School Board Association. Recently, and with the LBUSD team, we have been going back and strengthening the language of the Board Policy so it focuses on a transition to clean energy. The current document draft marks a monumental step in shifting LBUSD away from fossil fuels with impressive language such as a commitment that all new machinery purchased by the school district be zero-emission technology! 

Board Policy 3510.1 was presented at the July 18th School Board Workshop as part of the entire Facilities Master Plan. Board Policy 3510.1 was scheduled to be voted on at the July 18th School Board Meeting. Following dialogue around amendments to the timeline of the board policy that morning, the vote was postponed until the August 17th School Board Meeting to allow for time for the document to be strengthened with dates. This decision was made in support of public commentary given by LB GSC members that focused on requesting clear target dates to direct the board policy. The Long Beach Green Schools Campaign will use this additional time to work with the facilities team and further strengthen the document with target dates. 

Once strengthened, this document promises an important, necessary, and ambitious series of changes that will benefit Long Beach students and communities. The amended Board Policy 3510.1 will be voted on at the August 17th School Board Meeting and we encourage anyone, and everyone to attend and provide public commentary to encourage the LBUSD Board of Education to pass the updated Green Operations Policy!

Please join us on August 17th for the School Board vote! Also, please consider providing public commentary to encourage the LBUSD Board of Education to pass the Energy Policy!

 
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Long Beach Green Schools Campaign

Commit the Long Beach Unified School District to 100% renewable energy

 

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Here at the Long Beach Green School Campaign, we are working with the LA Chapter Youth Committee of the Climate Reality Project to transition LBUSD to 100% renewable energy.

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