Breaking: Motion to Censure Vladovic for Sexual Harassment Allegations Dies
An effort to censure LA Unified Board President Richard Vladovic for allegations that he violated the district’s ethical code failed today as a resolution from board member Tamar Galatzan did not get a “second” to put it before the board for a vote. The resolution sought to censure Vladovic for complaints of sexual harrasment and...
By Vanessa Romo | November 12, 2013
LA Unified Board to Address 2 Controversies — Vladovic, iPads*
Two issues that have the drawn LA Unified school board into unanticipated controversy move into the spotlight tomorrow when the board convenes its regular meeting for November. One is the public profile of Board President Richard Vladovic, as he awaits a consideration of a censure motion from Tamar Galatzan – the first motion of its...
By Vanessa Romo | November 11, 2013
Deasy Decision Expected Today: Leaving or Staying?
Big Day today for LA Unified. Here’s the schedule although times are generally estimates: 11 am: A rally begins outside district headquarters. It’s sponsored by a group of community and educational groups that want to see Superintendent John Deasy remain in his job. 12:30 pm: The board meeting opens with a public comment period. This...
By LA School Report | October 29, 2013
Lost in Resignation, Vladovic Faces a Censure Motion
Expectations of John Deasy‘s resignation as superintendent of LA Unified have shoved aside almost every other matter before the school board at its meeting tomorrow, including a detailed review of the iPad program, which has now been postponed. The board is taking up Deasy’s situation in a closed-door session, leaving only one item on the...
By Michael Janofsky | October 28, 2013
Vladovic Censure Would be ‘Extremely Divisive Episode’*
An expert in school board governance says that a censure vote is rare and has the potential to fracture a board even beyond its existing rifts. Christopher Maricle, a policy program officer and governance consultant for the California School Board Association, says the effort to publicly condemn a school district president could be an extremely divisive...
By Vanessa Romo | October 21, 2013
Galatzan Moves to Reprimand Vladovic on Sexual Harassment*
LA Unified school board member Tamar Galatzan today filed a censure resolution with the board against its president, Richard Vladovic, a result of accusations that Vladovic verbally and sexually harassed district employees working for him. The resolution, which Galatzan confirmed to LA School Report, now comes before the seven-member board at a regularly-scheduled meeting on...
By LA School Report | October 16, 2013