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School board weighs proposals for campus police

LOS ANGELES — Despite vocal public calls for defunding, the Los Angeles Unified School District school board rejected a proposal that would have slashed 90% of the School Police Department’s budget by 2024. The proposal by board member Monica Garcia called for the School Police budget to be reduced by 50% in the 2021-22 fiscal Read More…

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Rodriguez elected LAUSD school board president

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education voted 4-3 to select Ref Rodriguez as board president for the 2017-18 school year. The four deciding votes were cast by newly elected members Kelly Gonez and Nick Melvoin, as well as Mónica García, who was re-elected for a fourth term, and Rodriguez Read More…

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LAUSD board becoming more charter friendly

LOS ANGELES — Two new members of the Los Angeles school board who were heavily backed by charter-school proponents were sworn in July 6, potentially signaling a major policy shift in the nation’s second-largest school district. Teacher/attorney Nick Melvoin defeated board President Steve Zimmer in the May runoff election to win the District 4 seat, Read More…