LA Unified board votes against a caretaker (twice) for vacant seat
The LA Unified school board on Tuesday quashed any chance for temporary representation for the 110 schools and nearly quarter million students in board District 1, twice defeating measures that would have appointed a non-voting caretaker. It was just the latest example of the inability of a school board, paralyzed by the absence of a...
By Vanessa Romo | February 12, 2014
Zimmer gets the message, interim cannot have binding vote
Only two LA Unified school board members hold law degrees: Tamar Galatzan and Monica Ratliff. But Steve Zimmer, a college professor, did a pretty good impression of a lawyer last night. Zimmer presided over an ad hoc “committee of one” — no other board members attended — that was charged with defining the role and scope...
By Vanessa Romo | February 5, 2014
Two teachers joining the race for LA Unified board seat
Now that the special election for the open District 1 seat on the LA Unified school board is set for June 3, a host of candidates say they will throw a hat in the ring, including two teachers, Sherlett Hendy Newbill and Rachel Johnson. Here is a rundown of the line up so far: Sherlett Hendy...
By Vanessa Romo | January 13, 2014