Friday, April 16, 2010
I was fortunate enough to join with students, parents, teachers and administrators at Delevan Drive Elementary School in Eagle Rock this morning for a ceremony recognizing the school for winning a National Blue Ribbon School Award. The award is given by the U.S. Department of Education for superior academic achievement and in 2009, 264 schools nationwide were named. Locally, Delevan is one of only six LAUSD schools to receive the prestigious award and it is a major achievement. As a former L.A. Unified School Board President, I know firsthand what an amazing academic feat this is and I could not be prouder. Congratulations to Principal Patrice Velasquez, her staff, teachers, parents and especially the students of Delevan Drive Elementary School. You are a model for students and schools throughout the entire City. Way to go!