Maybe Our Congressman Can Help Encourage BUSD to Follow the Law...It's worth a try

Following is the text of an email I sent to our congressman, Jerry Lewis, to ask for his help. I have provided his contact information below. If you would also like to send him an email, use this link:

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Mr. Lewis,

I am a parent in the Beaumont Unified School District. BUSD receives Title I money but is not compliant with Title I regulations. Title I regulations require districts receiving Title I funds to annually work with parents to develop a district wide policy and a plan to increase parent involvement.

After countless requests over the last few years to review and update the district policy, the board finally agreed last month to review the policy. Last night they approved the “new” policy. The board of education and the administration made no recommendations to change or update the policy and made no effort to include parents in the review. The district’s PI policy has remained static for the last four years.

BUSD’s policy, and Title I regulations, require the district to work with parents to develop a district wide plan to improve parent involvement and to annually review and monitor this plan. BUSD policy, and Title I regulations, require annual modifications to improve the effectiveness of plan. Our district refuses to work with parents to develop, review or modify a plan.

We need your help to encourage our board and administration to follow the law. I am confident your involvement would convince the board and administration to do what is right. Increased parent involvement can have a significant impact on our children’s educational success.

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

 Lloyd White

Parent in Beaumont


Here is the contact information for Jerry Lewis


Contact Congressman Lewis

Congressman Lewis and his staff are always eager to discuss the issue that concern you.  He can be reached in the following ways: 

By Phone

Washington D.C. - (202) 225-5861

Redlands, California - (909) 862-6030

Toll Free - (800) 233-1700

By E-mail

When sending e-mail to Congressman Lewis, please include your full name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address.

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By U.S. Mail

Washington D.C.

Congressman Jerry Lewis

2112 Rayburn House Office Building        
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5861
Fax: (202) 225-6498

Redlands, California

Congressman Jerry Lewis

1150 Brookside Avenue
Suite J-5
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: (909) 862-6030
Fax: (909) 335-9155