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Parent Center

Founded in 2000, the Parent Center was created to reach out to parents with the goal of bridging the communication gap and fostering effective collaboration between the school and parents in order to increase parental involvement. We are a team of bilingual and bi-cultural parent community representatives funded by the Title I program and working under the guidance of the Title I program coordinator and Los Angeles Unified School District. 
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As part of the California 31st District , PTSA an active group of parents contributing greatly to Kennedy High School students. Some PTSA activities include assisting with health care costs for economically disadvantaged students, conducting fund raising activities to purchase items for the school not provided through the regular school budget, and acting as a forum for discussion of parent, teacher, and student issues. For more information or to find out how to become a member, contact the PTSA Governing Board at [email protected].
In keeping with the District's mandate for school-based management, John F. Kennedy High School's Local School-Based Leadership Council (LSLC) plays an active roll in establishing school policy. It meets the first Monday of each month to reach consensus on areas such as budgets, discipline, scheduling of activities, and staff development. The LSLC is composed of faculty, administrators, parents, students, and community members who are elected to the position. All parents, staff, faculty, students, and community members are welcome to attend.
The School Site Council (SSC) is an elected group of teachers, parents, students, and classified employees who work with the principal to make decisions about how state-allocated school improvement funds will be spent and to develop and monitor the School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA).
For more information or to learn how to become a member, contact Dean Xiong, Title I Coordinator, at [email protected].
The ELAC is an elected group including parents, family, or other community members who want to advocate for English Learners. The purpose of the ELAC is to advise and assist the school principal, staff and School Site Council (SSC) on the school's programs and services for English learners, the school’s needs assessment, and the development of the School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA).
For more information or to learn how to become a member, contact Juan Martinez, EL Coordinator, at [email protected]t.

Contact Information

Ms. Maria Zapata,
Parent Center Community Representative
(818) 271-2971  
The Parent Center is located in "A" Building across from the Man Office.
Office Hours: 8:00 AM  - 2:30 PM
Some of the services that the Parent Center provides:
  • Workshops and Parent Institute classes
  • District policies: Parent Rights and Responsibilities
  • Absences/excuses and LAUSD complain procedure
  • Workshops for parents
  • Contacting and referring parents to Kennedy HS resources