An alternative idea for the LA Unified school board

Things that make you go hmmm....

Things that make you go hmmm….

Los Angeles, CA-  Since the untimely passing of Ms. Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte discussions have raged as to whether someone should be appointed to the seat or should the LA school board hold a special election.  The Los Angeles Board of Education delayed a decision on Tuesday, December 17th, and instead scheduled a special board meeting to be held January 7th.

Petitions are circulating with groups calling for the appointment of either Dr. George McKenna or Jimmie Woods Gray, while others are calling for a special election, which could take upwards of 6-8 months.  Can the LA school board do both?

Do they have the power to appoint someone, in the interim, until the special election is held?  This would ensure the children are adequately represented until the voters can go to the polls.

Are school administrators/teachers at the area schools, contacting parents, to explain the impacts, of what each decision means for the equitable distribution of funds for District 1 schools?  Mailers, phone calls, anything?

Lack of representation has grave consequences when you are distributing money, which is why conservators are appointed to handle fiduciary responsibilities for a specified period of time, on behalf of the beneficiaries.  In this case the beneficiaries are our students and an appointment, until a special election is held, is the fiscally and morally responsible thing to do.


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About Melissa

I am a lifelong Inglewood resident living in District 4. I serve on PTA and School Site Council as Vice-President, for the last 8 years with Inglewood Unified School District. I volunteer on the Wellness Committee for ICEF Public Schools. I am an alumni of California State University, Dominguez Hills with a degree in Political Science. You can find me on Twitter under @CreoleMommie

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