LA Unified district 1 candidate forum scheduled for 6 tomorrow
Candidates for LA Unified’s open District 1 board seat are gathering again tomorrow for a community forum at the West Adams Church of Christ, 4959 W. Adams Blvd. So far, said one of the organizers, Rashad Trapp-Rucker six of the candidates have committed to participate — all but Alex Johnson — with a moderator kicking things off...
By LA School Report | April 18, 2014
SEIU 99 decides not to endorse a candidate for District 1 board seat
SEIU Local 99, the service employees union, which represents more than 30,000 cafeteria workers, custodians, bus drivers, special education assistants and other school support staff at LAUSD, has decided not to endorse a candidate for the district’s vacant District 1 Board seat. The local is the largest labor unit within LA Unified that chose not...
By LA School Report | April 14, 2014
McKenna wins endorsement of LA principals’ union
George McKenna, one of the seven candidates running for LA Unified’s open District 1 board seat, picked up a strong endorsement today as the Associated Administrators of Los Angeles, the union representing principals and their assistants, said it would support him in the race. The endorsement means that AALA will contribute $1,100, the maximum allowed,...
By LA School Report | March 14, 2014
The field for LA Unified’s open seat loses a candidate
The field of candidates for LA Unified’s vacant District 1 seat can only reach eight. An update from the LA City Clerk’s office today indicated that Alison Noel, who described herself as an “Educator Advocate/Engineer” on her filing form, produced an “insufficient” petition to get her name on the ballot for the June 3 special...
By LA School Report | March 11, 2014
LA Unified District 1 special election narrows to 9 candidates
The original field of 13 candidates vying for the vacant LA Unified school board seat just got smaller. Thirteen had expressed interest in the South LA District 1 race, but by the 5 p.m. deadline today, only nine filed the required petitions to stay in the race. The June 3 special election was called after...
By LA School Report | March 7, 2014
Quietly, LA Unified gets a voice in place for District 1
After school board member Marguerite LaMotte died, her district — which stretches from Palms to Central Los Angeles — went without a voice for 89 days. That ended Tuesday, when the Los Angeles Unified School Board hired Sylvia Rousseau as a temporary “liaison” for the community. The appointment approved by unanimous consent after little fanfare...
By Vanessa Romo | March 6, 2014
Candidates for open District 1 seat to join forum on Monday
Residents of LA Unified District 1 will have an early look at some of the candidates for the open board seat on Monday, when Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, at 4269 S Figueroa St., holds its weekly conference for area ministers. A candidates’ forum is scheduled as an opportunity for the ministers and members of the...
By LA School Report | February 28, 2014
McKenna: first candidate to file petition for LAUSD board seat
George McKenna, a former LA Unified administrator, has become the first of thirteen school board candidates vying in the special election for the District 1 seat to submit a nominating petition. The Los Angeles City Clerk’s office requires at least 500 signatures to qualify for a position on the ballot. The filing period, which began...
By LA School Report | February 25, 2014
LA Unified board appoints a ‘liaison’ for vacant district seat
In a closed session meeting — meaning, it was closed to the public — the LA Unified School Board named Sylvia Rousseau, a professor at USC, as the “liason” to board District 1, starting in March. The board seat has remained unrepresented at school board meetings since Marguerite LaMotte died in December. The appointment is...
By Vanessa Romo | February 18, 2014
Zimmer’s plan for District 1 vacancy facing a big vote
The LA Unified school board has an unusually long agenda for its monthly meeting on Tuesday, 39 items plus a handful of reports and updates. Each has consequences but few of them carry the import and emotional impact of Steve Zimmer‘s proposal to fill the vacant seat for District 1 on a temporary basis until...
By LA School Report | February 10, 2014