LA Unified board sets election, considers a ‘caretaker’
After weeks of uncertainty, the Los Angeles Unified school board voted last night to hold a special election in June to fill the seat left vacant by Marguerite LaMotte, who died last month. But the remaining six members left open the possibility of appointing a caretaker to represent District 1 families and students in the...
By Vanessa Romo | January 8, 2014
Our survey results: Readers prefer a special election
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...
By LA School Report | December 17, 2013
A full plate for the LA Unified board — LaMotte seat, fixes, iPads
The LA Unified school board is back together tomorrow, with a long agenda highlighted by several high-stakes and, very likely, contentious issues. Foremost is the discussion and probable vote on how to fill the vacant District 1 seat. Marguerite LaMotte’s death on Dec. 4 has left the board with the options of filling the seat...
By Michael Janofsky | December 16, 2013