Roundup: Mild Reactions to Vladovic Victory
Brianna Sacks | July 3, 2013
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Reactions from Los Angeles education groups and leaders to yesterday’s news that Board member Richard Vladovic will be LAUSD’s new School Board President were generally positive, albeit mild:
In a press release, SEIU Local 99 Executive Director Courtni Pugh wrote that Vladovic “has demonstrated a true respect for the role that school nutrition, transportation, campus safety, and school cleanliness play in a child’s education.”
“Having a new LAUSD Board President and a new mayor provides a renewed sense of energy to tackle some of the challenges we face,” said David Rattray, the senior vice president of education and workforce development for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.
Local teachers union UTLA wrote in a press release that Dr. Vladovic’s election will “bring the committee structure back to the School Board. This structure allows for greater stakeholder input.”
Ryan Smith, Director of Education Programs and Policy, United Way of Los Angeles, was also optimistic about Vladovic taking over. “I’m confident that the Board will continue to do everything possible to ensure that students get the quality education they deserve,” he said.
Newly elected Mayor Eric Garcetti told LA School Report that he “looks forward to working with Mr. Vladovic on innovative ways that city government can help our kids learn and thrive.”