Zimmer names McKenna, Ratliff, Vladovic as LA Unified reps
After Steve Zimmer was elected unanimously last week as the LA Unified board president, one of his first orders of business was appointing a Vice President and finding members to represent the district to a series of organizations. In his first move, he named George McKenna, the District 1 representative, as board vice president, which didn’t...
By Mike Szymanski | July 6, 2015
State School Board group still fighting ‘Rainy Day Fund’ measure
The California School Boards Association is not giving up the fight on Proposition 2, known as the Rainy Day Fund measure. It was passed by voters last month and sets aside bigger budget reserves while paying down more of the state’s debt. But critics say it harms school districts in the process by limiting how much they...
By Vanessa Romo | December 1, 2014
Federal spending on education appears on the rebound
Good news coming from Washington, according to Erika Hoffman, lobbyist for the California School Boards Association. And it comes just after California Gov. Jerry Brown proposed boosting spending on public education from the state. In a release from her group yesterday, Hoffman says Federal education funding would approach pre-sequestration levels in a two-year federal appropriations bill that’s expected...
By LA School Report | January 16, 2014
Board, not Schools, Gets Final Say on Spending New CA Money*
Ending a debate that was just getting underway within LA Unified, an official from the California School Boards Association said today school boards make all decisions on how Local Control Funding Formula money is spent, not individual schools. Appearing before the LA Unified Board’s Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Committee, Teri Burns, the association’s senior director...
By LA School Report | October 22, 2013