Advisory for Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Contact: Blanca Gallegos 213-500-9594

The first week of school…

LAUSD Superintendent Deasy Does Cafeteria Duty at Torres High School

WHAT: As the new school year kicks-off, LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy will put on a hairnet and apron to see firsthand what it’s like working in an LAUSD school cafeteria and how cafeteria workers play an essential role in student learning. He will work the actual morning shift with a “lunch lady” as she prepares to help feed hundreds of students at Esteban Torres High School.

WHY: Cafeteria Workers, along with School Bus Drivers, Custodians, Classroom Assistants, Playground Supervisors, and other caring school workers provide services that support students both inside and outside the classroom. By inviting the Superintendent to “walk in the shoes” of a cafeteria worker, school workers will highlight how the entire school community contributes to a child’s academic success and will stress the need to secure funding for quality student services.
WHO: LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy and Cafeteria Worker Maria Castillo

WHERE: Esteban Torres High School

4211 Dozier Street, Los Angeles, CA 90063

WHEN: Wednesday, August 14, 2013

6:30 am: Media Availability: Auditorium

7:00 – 9:20 am: Work shift: Set up for breakfast, serve students, cashier duty.

Please note this is an actual work day, schedule is subject to change, and cameras/reporters may need to be rotated into cafeteria area in order to minimize interruption to student services.


SEIU Local 99 represents nearly 45,000 employees in public and non-public organizations in early education, child care, K-12, and community college levels, including 30,000 Teacher’s Assistants, Playground Workers, Special Education Aides, Bus Drivers, , Custodians, Cafeteria Workers and others providing essential student services at LAUSD schools.