"Our Al policy initiative underscores our dedication to integrating Al in a manner that prioritizes our values. Our primary objectives include ensuring equity, safety, ethical practices, effectiveness, and transparency. We aim to incorporate a wide array of perspectives in this process, including those of policymakers, industry experts, educators, students, and families, to collaboratively develop Al strategies and policies that resonate with our community's unique needs and principles."

- Melissa Moore, Ed.D., Superintendent ESUSD  

   The El Segundo Herald Publications

As the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in educational systems becomes increasingly prevalent, El Segundo Unified recognizes the need to implement safe, effective, and ethically guided AI policies and practices.

Key Strategies

Stakeholder Identification and Engagement:

  • Engage caregivers, students, teacher, administrators, community members, and valuable partners to contribute insights and concerns.

  • Host open forums and workshops to facilitate collaborative brainstorming and discussion.

Open Science Principles:

  • Ensure that the AI policy developments process is transparent, with regular communication to the public.

  • Encourage the sharing of resources, tools, and data sets while ensuring privacy and ethical considerations.

Collaborative Framework Developments:

  • Establish an AI Advisory Team that meets monthly to advise district leadership on the AI Leadership and Literacy Initiative initially consisting of teachers and administrators, to include parents and students in the future.

  • Equip district leadership and the elected school board with timely resources and guidance for the development of policies and practices that address specific areas of AI such as ethics, privacy, curriculum integration, and infrastructure.


"Global Leadership for AI in Education"


The EDSAFE AI Alliance is a global initiative coordinated by InnovateEDU and powered by a coalition of organizations representing stakeholders like ESUSD across the education sector to provide global leadership for developing a safer, more secure, more equitable, and more trusted AI education ecosystem through a focus on research, policy, and practice. The EDSAFE AI Alliance aim's to build and develop an ecosystem that reflects the best practices for AI use in education.

With a shared mission to leverage AI to create better student outcomes, save time for teachers, and increase efficiencies for stakeholders, EDSAFE AI Alliance created an uncommon alliance dedicated to furthering safe, accountable, fair, and efficacious AI use within the ESUSD K-12 education space.

AI Highlights

AI enables new forms of interaction:

  • Students and teachers can speak, gesture, sketch, and use other natural human modes of communication to interact with a computational resource and each other

  • AI can generate human-like responses, as well. These new forms of action may provide supports to students with disabilities.

AI can help educators address variability in student learning:

  • With AI, designers can anticipate and address the long tail of variations in how students can successfully learn—whereas traditional curricular resources were designed to teach to the middle or most common learning pathways.

  • For example, AI-enabled educational technology may be deployed to adapt to each student’s English language abilities with greater support for the range of skills and needs among English learners.

AI supports powerful forms of adaptivity:

  • Conventional technologies adapt based upon the correctness of student answers

  • AI enables adapting to a student’s learning process as it unfolds step-by-step, not simply providing feedback on right or wrong answers.

  • Specific adaptations may enable students to continue strong progress in a curriculum by working with their strengths and working around obstacles.

Board Policies



Early Guidance Documents

Principles for the Future of AI in Education - Software and Information Industry Association

Bringing AI to School: Tips for School Leaders - ISTE, ASCD, NASSP, NAESP, and AASA

AI and the Future of Teaching & Learning - US DOE Office of Ed Tech & Digital Promise

Cybersecurity Framework - US DOC National Institute of Standards and Technology

K-12 GenAI Readiness Checklist - CoSN and Council of Great City Schools

Executive Order on Safe, Secure, & Trustworthy AI - The White House

Guidance on Student Privacy - US Department of Education

AI Guidance for Schools Toolkit - TeachAI