With 2 votes, LA Unified board moves beyond usual boundaries
LA Unified lawyers will start taking on student deportation cases on a pro-bono and volunteer basis, making it the first school district in the country to represent immigrant children. Under the new legal program called AYUDA — that’s Spanish for “help” — district lawyers will provide legal aid to a small number of unaccompanied minors...
By Vanessa Romo | February 11, 2015
LA Unified board has pro-bono work, food on its meeting plate
* UPDATED Why put off until tomorrow . . .well, you get the idea. In the case of the LA Unified school board, the answer is that sometimes you don’t have the votes. Which is exactly what happened last month on a resolution to allow district lawyers to work pro-bono on student deportation cases through...
By Vanessa Romo | February 9, 2015
Fruit company’s battle with UFW to be examined by LAUSD board
LA Unified board member Steve Zimmer is asking the board to weigh in on a legal battle between a major fruit company and the United Farm Workers (UFW) union. Gerawan Farming, one of the country’s largest suppliers of peaches, plums and other fruit, has had contracts with LA Unified and is under consideration for future...
By Craig Clough | January 12, 2015