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What is ESBMM?

On April 2010, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) established the Expanded School-Based Management Model (ESBMM) within LAUSD. The purpose of ESBMM is to enhance flexibility, accountability, and local control for participating schools to promote academic excellence and full engagement by the school community. As one of the voluntary autonomous school models, schools can use their flexibilities to improve the educational learning environment and their students’ performance.

ESBMM Schools transfer authority directly to the school level. This school model provides charter-like flexibilities and local control of schools to promote academic excellence and full engagement of the school community. Funding is provided through a site-based funding model determined by the District. Responsibility and decision-making over school operations is transferred to the administrator, teachers, parents, and in some cases, the students and community members through the School Leadership Council. These schools remain part of the District but have increased control over decision-making and use of their resources. ESBMM schools are held to higher levels of accountability in exchange for increased autonomy. They are open to students in accordance with the LAUSD student assignment plan.

ESBMM schools are exempt from District policies but are still subject to state and federal laws and applicable collective bargaining agreements. All provisions of the District-UTLA Collective Bargaining Agreement continue to apply to UTLA bargaining unit members assigned to ESBMM schools.


ESBMM is the governance structure used by Central High School Tri-C. Click here to download the LAUSD/UTLA ESBMM agreement. Click here to view the CHS/ESBMM Proposal approved by LAUSD. Click here to see the ESBMM Operational Manual.   

Committees: Info, Meetings, Agendas, and Minutes

About our School Committees

In 2010, United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) and LAUSD entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing the Expanded School-based Management Model (ESBMM).

Central High Tri-C CDS applied for ESBMM status in Fall semester, 2012. LAUSD approved the proposal in Spring 2013. We currently operate under the ESBMM structure.

All ESBMM meetings are open to parents, students, staff members, and the community. 

Committees for 2018-2019 include: 

  • The ESBMM Leadership Council, which meets a minimum of six times per school year to review the school budget, staff selection, professional development, instructional supports for student achievement, and to examine student data. Members of the Leadership Council are elected for one-year terms.

  •  ​​​​The Staff Selection Committee meets to interview potential candidates for teaching and administrative positions.

  • The Positive Behavior Support Committee meets to discuss and review the school’s discipline policy and update the school's Safety Plan/procedures.

  • The Professional Development Committee is active in coordinating State Standards-based training sessions, Interim and Smarter Balanced assessments, creating curricular syllabi, theme and lesson planning, and enhancing staff collaboration.

  • The Senior Activities and Graduation Committee involves 12th grade students and school staff in planning and holding a variety of events that enhance the senior year experience. 

  • Central High and Tri-C School Site Councils (SSC), two committees elected by faculty, staff, parents, and students, meet a minimum of six times per school year to discuss categorical budgets, instructional requests, and various programs pertaining to the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA).

Parents, students, and the community are encouraged to participate in our ESBMM committees. For more information, contact Helene Cameron, Central High Tri-C CDS Principal at (213) 745-1901.

2018-2019 Committee Agendas And Meeting Minutes (Beginning August, 2018)

ESBMM Leadership Council
Positive Behavior Support
Professional Development
Senior Activities and Graduation
Committee Meetings