Board Candidates Fault Process, Not 30% Figure
On Friday, LAUSD issued a new guidance telling principals to make student achievement 30 percent of a teacher’s evaluation starting next year. Almost immediately, UTLA President Warren Fletcher objected, arguing that the 30 percent figure was too high and a district-wide process was overly prescriptive. Since then, the LA TImes has reported that District 4 School Board...
By Hillel Aron | February 18, 2013
District 2 Candidate Skeels’ Grassroots Campaign
There is, arguably, just one School Board candidate running a truly grassroots campaign built on dozens of volunteers and more than a hundred* small contributions of as little as $5 — and little else by way of outside support. His name is Robert Skeels. Skeels is one of several candidates running for the Eastside District...
By Hillel Aron | February 8, 2013
Employees Contribute to Zimmer, Skeels, & Garcia
The latest campaign contribution disclosures filed with the City reveal that LAUSD employees are not shy about kicking in money to support their favorite School Board candidates — a practice which is legal as long as the contribution is not solicited: Steve Zimmer, the incumbent running on the Westside for the District 4 seat, has...
By LA School Report | January 28, 2013
Contribution Roundup: Who’s Giving to Whom?
We listed notable contributions to the Garcia campaign yesterday and updated contribution reports are due tomorrow, but while we’re waiting let’s take a look at the contributions to candidates from earlier this month: •District 6 School Board member Steve Zimmer has raised $27,688 from notable donors including former State Assemblymember Betsy Butler (who lost her bid for...
By Hillel Aron | January 23, 2013
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Campaign Trail: Robert Skeels
Saturday provides dueling campaign events in LAUSD Board District 2, which includes Central and East Los Angeles. Candidate Robert Skeels is inviting supporters to walk the precincts in Boyle Heights to get out the word on his campaign (for details, click here). Perhaps not coincidentally, it’s the same day that his opponent, incumbent Monica Garcia...
By LA School Report | January 18, 2013
Final Board Candidate Lineup Announced
The Los Angeles City Clerk’s office released the final lineup of qualifying LAUSD Board candidates on Friday, December 14. Here it is: To see the Clerk’s office’s full press release, click here.
By Samantha Oltman | December 14, 2012