LA Unified Budget Wars Return with the Usual Competing Visions
Competing visions for future spending will be on grand display again Tuesday when the LA Unified Board of Education meets to put Superintendent John Deasy’s budget plan to a vote (or not) and consider a competing resolution (or not) that would tell him how to spend the money. (See the agenda here.) Confusing? Welcome to Budgeting 101,...
By Hillel Aron | September 27, 2013
Preview: Board Presidency Up for Grabs Tuesday
On Tuesday, the School Board will convene for a sort of mini-meeting to swear in current members Monica Garcia, Steve Zimmer and the newly elected Monica Ratliff. It will also vote to elect a new Board President, a position held by Garcia for the last six years. The Board recently voted to limit the jobs...
By Hillel Aron | June 27, 2013
Preview: Board to Consider Hiring, Formula Issues
At the May School Board meeting earlier this month, Board member Bennett Kayser (pictured) called for a special meeting to discuss next year’s budget, which is due June 30. That meeting is being held on Tuesday, June 4, at which time Board members are scheduled to introduce to two new resolutions (see agenda here), which...
By Hillel Aron | May 31, 2013
Board Preview: Multiple Protests, Packed Agenda
Just as record-breaking temperatures in Los Angeles are expected to subside by tomorrow, many of the heated LAUSD issues on the docket for tomorrow’s Board meeting may cool off into mere formalities by the time they come up for a vote. But a packed Board agenda and multiple union rallies could still make for a dramatic day...
By Hillel Aron | May 13, 2013
Board Preview: Tablets, Layoffs, & Dual Language
At its Tuesday, February 12 meeting, the LAUSD School Board will vote on whether or not approve phase one of Superintendent John Deasy’s plan to equip every student and teacher with a tablet computer by the end of 2014. As you may recall, the Bond Oversight Committee recently voted to recommend that the Board approve...
By Hillel Aron | February 11, 2013