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Our survey results: Readers prefer a special election

LA School Report | December 17, 2013

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The votes are in from our decidedly unscientific poll on what our readers think about the current school board dilemma.

A solid majority of LA School Report readers who voted say they preferred that the LA Unified board holds a special election to fill the District 1 seat held by the late Marguerite LaMotte, rather than appointing a replacement.

With 348 votes cast, 58% (203) favor an election, while 42% (145) favor an appointment.

Both approaches have spurred passionate supporters in the district with elected officials and community groups on both sides, with rallies scheduled and petitions circulated.

The board is expected to decide today what approach to take. The meeting starts at 1 o’clock — LA School Report will stream it live — with the vacancy debate expected to start at about 3pm.


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