To: LAUSD School Board

LAUSD: Schedule a Special Election Now

LAUSD: Schedule a Special Election Now

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All constituents within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) deserve to have representation on the LAUSD School Board. We, therefore, ask that the LAUSD School Board schedule a special election to fill the vacant seat in Board District 5 as quickly as possible. A temporary Board Member with voting privileges should be seated until the election is held.

Why is this important?

Ref Rodriguez has plead guilty to charges related to his election to the LAUSD School Board. As stated by the LA Times Editorial Board, "Rodriguez’s misdeeds...made a mockery of the laws governing elections." The residents of Board District 5 should not be further victimized by leaving the seat empty, depriving them of a voice in how the District is managed.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Reasons for signing

  • District 5 needs representative now!
  • After being victimized by an election tainted by fraud, the stakeholders of LAUSD’s District 5 now have no representation at all. . LAUSD Board Member Ref Rodriguez Resigns. Now what? https://medium.com/@ChangeTheLAUSD/lausd-school-board-member-ref-rodriguez-resigns-now-what-352718975d5b

Updates

2018-08-19 12:10:51 -0700

The LAUSD School Board had years to prepare for Ref Rodriguez’ departure. So why were they caught flat-footed?
https://medium.com/@ChangeTheLAUSD/a-failure-of-leadership-in-the-second-largest-school-district-7ae55e85e3a4?source=friends_link&sk=19bc6bfd734b5ae3536198d12cbaa337

2018-08-18 10:45:42 -0700

The Board will vote Tuesday on a plan by Scott Schmerelson that would appoint former Board Member Jackie Goldberg to the Board seat formerly held by Ref Rodriguez until a special election can be held.
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Proposed LAUSD Board Resolution Would Give Board District 5 Representation
http://thewire.k12newsnetwork.com/2018/08/11/proposed-lausd-board-resolution-would-give-board-district-5-representation/

2018-08-09 08:29:44 -0700

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