Charter Transparency Resolution

Ánimo James B. Taylor Middle School is a charter public school governed by a nonprofit board of directors and overseen by the Los Angeles Unified School District. On January 12, 2016, the LAUSD board voted to approve a Board Resolution, “Keeping Parents Information: Charter Transparency” which was passed with the support of the LA charter community. The resolution highlighted information and data that charter public schools share with parents through their charter petitions, School Accountability Report Cards, Local Education Agency Plans, Local Control Accountability Plans, Annual Audits, and other publicly available documents.

This information is available from Ánimo James B. Taylor Middle School electronically or manually by parent request. Per board resolution, parents may request this information in English and any single primary language meeting the requirements of Sections 45400 through 45403 of the California Education Code. 


Safety and Facilities

  • Health and safety plans and procedures (see charter petition, page 100)
  • School facility assessment (see School Accountability Report Card, page 6)

Curriculum and Instructional Focus

  • Local Education Agency Plan (see link above)
  • Instructional materials (see School Accountability Report Card, page 4)
  • Curriculum content (see charter petition, page 23)


  • Teacher credential status (see School Accountability Report Card, page 4)
  • Qualifications of employees (including school leaders); Staff (including, but not limited to teachers, administrators, clerical staff, custodial staff, aides, etc.) compensation scheme available upon request. (see charter petition, page 90)
  • Governance Structure and Financial Management (see charter petition, page 140)
  • Brown Act compliancy (see charter petition, page 104)
  • Governance structure and policies (see charter petition, page 78)
  • Any material relationships among the school, its charter management organization (CMO) and any person or entity controlling, controlled by, or under common control with the school or its CMO; As used herein, “control” has the meaning ascribed to it in Rule 405 promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended – that is, the possession, direct or indirect, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of a person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract, or otherwise.
  • Audited Financial Statements (see link above)
  • Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) (see link above)

Food Services

  • Meals offered to students
  • Free and reduced-price meals are provided to students who would be eligible for them at a traditional public school


  • Lottery processes (including any preferences) and enrollment deadlines (see charter petition, page 107)
  • Academic Performance (in each case, disaggregated for all numerically significant sub-groups) (see 2015 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, link above)
  • Statewide testing results (see 2015 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, link above)
  • Four-year cohort graduation rates (see School Accountability Report Card, page 13)
  • Drop-out rates (see School Accountability Report Card, page 13)

Student Demographic Rates

  • Ethnicity (see School Accountability Report Card, page 3)
  • Income-eligibility for free and reduced-price meals (see School Accountability Report Card, page 3)
  • English Language Learner status (see School Accountability Report Card, page 3)
  • Special Education, by type (detailed to the extent permitted by applicable state and federal law and as available by traditional District public schools) (see School Accountability Report Card, page 3)
Resolución Transparencia Chárter

Ánimo James B. Taylor Middle School es una escuela pública chárter gobernado por una junta directiva sin fines de lucro y supervisado por el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Los Ángeles. El 12 de enero, 2016, la junta de LAUSD votó para aprobar una Resolución de la Junta, “Mantener informados a los padres: Transparencia Chárter,” la cual se aprobó con el apoyo de la comunidad chárter de LA. La resolución resaltó información y datos que las escuelas públicas chárter comparten con los padres a través de sus peticiones chárter, sus Informes de Responsabilidad Escolar, los Planes de Agencia Educativa Locales, los Planes de Responsabilidad de Control Local, las Auditorias Anuales y otros documentos públicamente disponibles.

Esta información de Ánimo James B. Taylor Middle School está disponible electrónico o manualmente a petición de los padres. Según la resolución de la junta, los padres pueden solicitar esta información en inglés y en cualquier otro idioma primario que cumpla con los requisitos de Secciones 45400 a 45403 del Código de Educación de California. 


Seguridad e Instalaciones  

  • Los planes y procedimientos de seguridad y salud (véase la petición chárter, página 100)
  • Evaluación de las Instalaciones Escolares (véase el Informe de Responsabilidad Escolar, página 6)

Currículo y Enfoque Educacional

  • Plan de Agencia Educativa Local (véase el enlace de arriba)
  • Materiales Educacionales (véase el Informe de Responsabilidad Escolar, página 4)
  • Contenido del Currículo (véase la petición chárter, página 23)


  • Estatus de Credenciales de Maestros (véase el Informe de Responsabilidad Escolar, página 4)
  • Las cualificaciones de los empleados (incluido las de la dirección de la escuela); Personal (incluyendo pero no limitándose a los maestros, los administradores, el personal de oficina, el personal de limpieza, los asistentes, etc.) régimen de compensación está disponible a solicitud. (véase la petición chárter, página 90)
  • Estructura Administrativa y Administración Financiera (véase la petición chárter, página 140)
  • Cumplimiento de la Ley Brown (véase la petición chárter, página 104)
  • Estructura Administrativa y políticas (véase la petición chárter, página 78)
  • Cualquier relación material entre la escuela, su organización administrativa chárter (CMO) y cualquier persona o entidad que controla, que es controlado por, o que está bajo control común con la escuela o su CMO; El término, “control,” se emplea aquí con el significado que se le atribuye en la Regla 405 promulgado bajo el Acto de Seguridades de 1933, en su forma enmendada – es decir, la posesión, directa o indirecta, del poder de dirigir o causar la dirección de la administración y políticas de una persona, ya sea mediante la propiedad de seguridades de votos, de un contrato o por otros medios.
  • Informes Financieros Auditados (véase el enlace de arriba)
  • Plan de Responsabilidad de Control Local (LCAP) (véase el enlace de arriba)

Servicios Alimentarios

  • Las comidas que se ofrecen a los estudiantes
  • Se proporcionan comidas gratis o con precio reducido a los estudiantes que serían elegibles para recibirlas en una escuela pública tradicional


  • Los procesos de lotería (incluida cualquier preferencia) y las fechas límites para la inscripción (véase la petición chárter, página 107)
  • Rendimiento Académico (en cada caso, con los datos desglosados por todos los subgrupos numéricamente significativos) (véase La Evaluación del Rendimiento y Progreso Estudiantil de California de 2015, enlace de arriba)
  • Resultados de Exámenes Estatales (véase La Evaluación del Rendimiento y Progreso Estudiantil de California de 2015, enlace de arriba)
  • Tasas de graduación de los grupos de cuatro años (véase el Informe de Responsabilidad Escolar, página 13)
  • Tasas de abandono escolar s (véase el Informe de Responsabilidad Escolar, página 13)

Tasas de Demográficas Estudiantiles

  • Etnicidad (véase el Informe de Responsabilidad Escolar, página 3)
  • Elegibilidad de ingreso para comidas gratis y de precio reducido (véase el Informe de Responsabilidad Escolar, página 3)
  • Estatus de aprendiz de Ingles (véase el Informe de Responsabilidad Escolar, página 3)
  • Educación especial, según tipo (detallado según los requisitos de las aplicables leyes estatales y federales y según disponibilidad de las escuelas públicas tradicionales del Distrito) (véase el Informe de Responsabilidad Escolar, página 3)
Local Control and Accountability Plan
Education Protection Account "EPA"

The Education Protection Account (“EPA”) provides local education agencies (“LEA”) with general purpose funding from the State of California. This funding was provided by the passage of Proposition 30 on the November 2012 California ballot. 

A spending plan must be approved by the governing board during a public meeting. EPA funds cannot be used for the salaries or benefits of administrators or any other administrative costs. Each year, the LEA must publish on its website how much money was received from the EPA and how the funds were expended.

The Annual EPA Summary can be found here >>

For more information, please visit the California Department of Education FAQs regarding the EPA.

School Advisory Council


The SAC shall review the Single School Plan addressing the following focus areas before September 15th for the ensuing academic year. The SAC will subsequently monitor the plan and applicable data, and if necessary, recommend modifications to the plan to reflect changing needs and/or priorities throughout the year:

  1. Curricula, instructional strategies and materials responsive to the individual needs and learning styles of our students
  2. Instructional and auxiliary services to meet the needs of non-English-speaking or limited-English-speaking students; students with special or exceptional needs; and advanced students
  3. A professional development program for teachers, other school personnel, paraprofessionals, and volunteers, including those participating in special programs
  4. Build the schools’ and parents’ capacity for strong parental involvement and develop and annually review a written parent involvement policy, pursuant to No Child Left behind. The policy shall:
    1. Provide the coordination, technical assistance, and other support necessary to assist the school in planning and implementing effective parent involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance
    2. Coordinate and integrate parental involvement strategies [under Title I] with parental involvement strategies under other programs as appropriate
    3. Conduct, with the involvement of parents, an annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of the parental involvement policy in improving the academic quality of the schools, including identifying barriers to greater participation by parents in activities (with particular attention to parents who are economically disadvantaged, are disabled, have limited English proficiency, have limited literacy, or are of any racial or ethnic minority background), and use the findings of such evaluation to design strategies for more effective parental involvement, and to revise, if necessary, the parental involvement policies described in this section
    4. Involve parents in the activities of the school
  5. Discuss and develop a plan for the distribution of stipends and other forms of compensation including release time for services provided outside the normal instructional day, pursuant to the Agreement between Green Dot Public Schools and the Asociacion de Maestros Unidos (AMU). This plan will be submitted to the Green Dot Governing board for ratification prior to September 30th of each year
  6. Determine the calendar for the following academic year and submit the calendar to the Green Dot Governing Board for ratification prior to May 15 of each year
  7. Review the school budget to assure spending in accordance with the goals of the plan. The SAC will recommend the school budget for the ensuing fiscal year before the principal submits it for Green Dot Public Schools Board approval
  8. Other activities and objectives as designated by the Green Dot Board of Directors


September Minutes

October Minutes

November Minutes

January Minutes

February Minutes

March Minutes

Supplemental Education Service & Public School Choice
Green Dot California Board Meetings

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Ánimo James B. Taylor Charter Middle School

810 East 111th Place
Los Angeles, CA 90059

Phone: (323) 568-8613

Principal: Tiana Diggs