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LAUSD school board to discuss ending enrollment boundaries

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A student on his way to school walks past a Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) school bus.

L.A. Unified’s school board is set to start discussion Tuesday on a motion that could do away with enrollment boundaries for L.A. Unified neighborhood schools.

The motion’s author, L.A. Unified Board President Monica Garcia, would like to see L.A. Unified parents send their children to the district school of their choice.

"Wouldn’t that be an amazing kind of opportunity?" said Garcia. "LAUSD is moving on reducing the dropout rate and increasing the graduation rate. [...] We have to find ways to increase our own capacity as a district."

Garcia says magnet schools, charters and other district public schools give parents tons of choices, but she’d like to see the limitations of those choices removed.