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Eagle Rock Elementary Parent Wins LAUSD ‘Bright Idea Challenge’

Amanda Millet devised an online system for enrolling Kindergarteners and other new students.

A parent whose child goes the Eagle Rock Elementary School & Magnet Center is the winner an LAUSD contest aimed at generating ideas for improving schools and students’ educational experience.

Amanda Millet is among three winners of the “My Bright Idea Challenge,” which was launched recently by the LAUSD, prompting more than 1,300 submissions and some 10,000 votes. The contest had three sections—one each for students, parents and employees.

According to the LAUSD website, Millett topped in the parents’ section. Her winning idea revolves around an online system for enrolling Kindergarteners and other new students. “This process can be fully or partially completed online and directly entered into an LAUSD data base,” says the website. “Paperwork that needs signatures or staff review can be printed out ahead of time and submitted, reducing printing costs, paper waste, and staff time.”

Each of the winners are expected to designate a school of their choice, which will receive $3,000 in prize money to help fund equipment and supplies.

Other winners included a 7th-grade student from the Palms Gifted Magnet whose ideas was to devise a District-wide art show, and an employee who proposed an annual LAUSD 5K running and walking fundraiser.

Click here to view details on the LAUSD’s Idea Challenge website.

Michael Larsen June 06, 2012 at 08:41 PM
Congrats and many many thanks to Amanda Millet for ALL of her hard work for Eagle Rock Elementary!
Librarygal June 07, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Congratulations! I work at Young Oak Kim Academy where one of the students was one of the three finalists, sorry she didn't win, but as a former Library Aide @ Delevan Drive Elementary and resident of Eagle Rock, I am proud of Amanda.

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