LAUSD School board candidates are gathering for another forum
They’re baaaaaack. The seven candidates for LA Unified’s open District 1 seat are gathering again tomorrow for another forum to address answer questions and address issues facing the district. Sponsored by community groups and the host site, Holman United Methodist Church, located in south-central LA, the event will honor the 60th anniversary of the Supreme...
By LA School Report | May 16, 2014
As write-in candidate, ‘Marilyn V’ says she would ‘not be bullied’
Seventh in a series of profiles of candidates for LA Unified’s open District 1 board seat. With less than a month to go before the LA Unified special election to fill the vacant District 1 seat, write-in candidate Marilyn Veincentotzs is taking a tough stand against the status quo that she says isn’t working in...
By Yana Gracile | May 16, 2014
McKenna, leading in school board race, won’t commit on Deasy
*UPDATED With three weeks to go before the election, George McKenna, a leading candidate for the LA Unified school board representing south LA, is refusing to clarify whether he supports John Deasy, the district’s current superintendent. McKenna’s unwillingness to provide a clear answer comes at an important time for the school district, the second-largest in...
By Jamie Alter Lynton | May 16, 2014
School Board Candidate McFrazier wants focus on students needs
Sixth in a series of profiles of candidates for the LA Unified’s open District 1 board seat. Community and union activist Hattie McFrazier, one of seven candidates on the ballot for LAUSD’s District 1 board seat, has worked in LA Unified for more than 30 years, giving her what she believes is a firm grasp...
By Yana Gracile | May 13, 2014