Does Vladovic get a third term leading LAUSD board? Ask Vladovic
OK, so let’s play this out. One of the Mónicas — Ratliff or García, or maybe both — offers a resolution next week waiving the rule that sets term limits at two, enabling Richard Vladovic to serve a third one-year term as the LA Unified board president. The effort needs four votes to pass. How do...
By Michael Janofsky | June 26, 2015
Vladovic has widest margin of victory among three board elections
Richard Vladovic, who is completing his second and final term as LA Unified board president, won by the widest margin of the three board elections last week, according to a final accounting by the Los Angeles City Clerk, released today. His margin of victory over his District 7 challenger, Lydia Gutierrez, was 12.57 percent. In...
By LA School Report | May 28, 2015
Analysis: For the LAUSD board, changes in faces but not balance
* UPDATED Voters wanted change, but the changes came from opposite directions. For the first time since 2009, two seats on the LA Unified school board turned over at the same time in elections yesterday that proved once again how little Angelinos care about the people setting policy for the 643,000 kids attending city public...
By Michael Janofsky | May 20, 2015
Vladovic breezes to a third term with largest margin of board races
LA Unified Board President Richard Vladovic successfully held his District 7 seat last night, winning a third term by the largest margin of the day’s three elections in a race with the lowest turn out. He won with 56 percent of the vote to Lydia Gutierrez’s 44 percent. Mike Trujillo, a campaign consultant to Vladovic,...
By Vanessa Romo | May 20, 2015
Gutierrez demands retraction of flyers calling her ‘extremist’
Things are getting nasty in what had been a relatively quiet and peaceful race for the LA Unified school board seat in District 7. Candidate Lydia Gutierrez, who is challenging incumbent and board President Richard Vladovic, responded sharply to several campaign flyers circulated by the political action committee for SEIU Local 99, a union of...
By Craig Clough | May 13, 2015
More tepid support for Vladovic; Student art at downtown library
Make it not one, but two extraordinarily unenthusiastic endorsements from a major Los Angeles newspaper for LA Unified board President Richard Vladovic. Following the Los Angeles Times tepid endorsement of Vladovic over his challenger, Lydia Gutierrez, the Los Angeles Daily News today also picked Vladovic over Gutierrez with an equally unenthusiastic thumbs up. Vladovic has a...
By Craig Clough | April 30, 2015
Gutierrez turns a pro-Vladovic campaign letter against him
Lydia Gutierrez, a teacher from Long Beach Unified who is mounting a vigorous campaign in LA Unified’s District 7 to unseat board President Richard Vladovic in the May 19 elections, is turning a campaign message for Vladovic against him. A letter supporting Vladovic’s election circulated to voters this month and paid for by the teachers...
By LA School Report | April 23, 2015
Private internal poll showing Gutierrez slightly ahead of Vladovic
LA Unified board President Richard Vladovic appears to be in the political fight of his life. A recent internal poll of District 7 voters by the California Charter Schools Association Advocates and Great Public Schools: Los Angeles, which the groups shared with LA School Report, showed his challenger, Lydia Gutierrez, leading by 37 percent to 34 percent,...
By Michael Janofsky | April 15, 2015
Vladovic lashes out at Gutierrez over position on vaccinations
A skirmish has broken out between LA Unified board President Richard Vladovic and Lydia Gutierrez, his opponent in the May 19 runoff election for District 7, over the issue of vaccinations for students. In response to Gutierrez’s opposition to a state senate bill that would bar parents from opting out of vaccinations for their children,...
By Michael Janofsky | April 10, 2015
Teachers union joins state charter group in endorsing Vladovic
The LA teachers union, UTLA, has decided to endorse LA Unified school board President Richard Vladovic in his reelection bid for the District 7 board seat. While it’s his third run for the seat, it’s the first time the teachers are throwing support his way, making him that rare candidate who has won the endorsements...
By LA School Report | March 27, 2015