Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)
Partnership with LA Unified School District for the Drought Response Outreach Programs for Schools (DROPS). In 2014, the State Water Board responded to Governor Brown's declaration of a Drought State of Emergency by creating the DROPS program. CWH supported DROPS through the convening and managing of the Technical Assistance Team (TA Team), which provided technical assistance to interested school districts and schools with priority to disadvantaged schools. CWH currently supports LAUSD with the implementation of DROPS funded projects on five campuses by providing pre- and post-construction monitoring of Low Impact Development Best Management Practices (LID BMPs) at each school campus. CWH also manages the education and outreach components that include student engagement, community engagement and STEAM curricula, professional development and staff technical training.
CWH also worked with LAUSD and the State Water Board through Prop 84 funding at Markham Middle School. Not only is CWH lead on the water monitoring for this project but also partnered with Friends of the Los Angeles River to facilitate a series of Professional Development workshops and education and engagement resources for teachers and staff to learn about the LID BMPS and how to incorporate them into existing curricula.
For more information please contact Eileen Alduenda at Eileen@watershedhealth.org