After more than 1300 bright idea submissions and 10,000 votes, the winners of the
2012 LAUSD My Bright Idea Challenge are as follows:
Student Winner: Jordyn Sacino, 7th Grade Student, Palms Gifted Magnet
Jordyn’s Bright Idea: District-wide Art Show
Why don't we use art to save art? We can have an art show! With not just visual arts, but performing and music! People can come enjoy the show, and see what talent students from LAUSD will be losing at the same time. This will encourage donations such as money and supplies.
Parent Winner: Amanda Millett, Eagle Rock Elementary School Parent
Amanda’s Bright Idea: Online Kindergarten and New Student Enrollment
This process can be fully or partially completed online and directly entered into an LAUSD data base. Paperwork that needs signatures, or staff review can be printed out ahead of time and submitted, reducing printing costs, paper waste, and staff time.
Employee Winner: Gifty Beets, Project Management Administrator, Office of the Chief Operating Officer
Gifty’s Bright Idea: Annual LAUSD 5K Run/Walk
Create an annual run/walk a thon. 5k run/walk events create an excellent fundraising opportunity for thousands of organizations across the country. The District can bring in a firm that will coordinate the event, at no additional cost to the District. There are thousands of hobbyists who love to do runs/walks and in addition, this is an excellent opportunity to show Southern California that LAUSD is truly into healthy lifestyles
Each winner will receive a trophy, District-wide recognition and the opportunity
to choose a LAUSD school to receive a monetary award* of $3000 for the purchase
of educational equipment and supplies. Most importantly, the District will begin
working to implement these bright ideas at LAUSD.