Urgent Call to Action to Save Ms. LaMotte’s Board Seat & Our Voice

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URGENT COMMUNITY CALL TO ACTION
Oppose the LAUSD Board’s Attempt to Leave Ms. LaMotte’s Seat Vacant for 6 to 8 Months!

1) SIGN THE PETITION NOW

Sign the Change.org petition that will be emailed to all of the LAUSD Board Members.

2) CALL BOARD MEMBERS VLADOVIC & ZIMMER

Demand they appoint a caretaker and not leave our seat at the Board table empty for 6 to 8 months!

Dr. Richard Vladovic: (213) 241-6385

Steve Zimmer: (213) 241-6387

3) SHOW UP TO THE BOARD MEETING TUESDAY

Tuesday, December 17 1 PM – 333 S. Beaudry Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017

You are strongly encouraged to come early! (parking is validated)

For more info and get more involved email appointmckenna@gmail.com

Download the Call to Action flyer

lamotte-74thstreetA McKenna Appointment Puts Kids First. A Special Election is Playing Politics at the Expense of Marguerite’s “Babies”

So many of us have been devastated by the loss of our friend and a real champion for our school children, Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte. Before we can even provide her a proper home going ceremony, the LAUSD Board of Education is scheduled to vote on how to fill her seat. The fact that the LAUSD Board would even discuss this now is disrespectful to Marguerite! Nonetheless, we must be prepared to stand up for the kids Ms. LaMotte left us to look after.

The School Board’s Two Options:

The Board has two choices: a special election or an appointment of a caretaker to finish the term, as they did when Diane Watson moved from the School Board to State Senate.

A Special Election Hurts our Children:

A special election process would not be finished until at least June more likely August. That means District 1 would have no vote on the Board for 6 to 8 long months. While the adults would be busy playing politics, the children of our community and LAUSD would be left to suffer, as District 1 would have no vote on a host of critical items decided by then, including, the 2014-2015 school year budget, the 6 billion school construction bond, the Local Control Funding Formula, Title I funding, the billion dollar iPad project, and Common Core Curriculum! That’s not good for the children.

Community is United Behind Appointing Dr. McKenna:

The harm to our kids from a special election is why our coalition of former school board members, educators, parents and education groups joining with other community groups is calling for an appointment NOT a special election. We are rallying behind our community’s most esteemed school principal and school administrator Dr. George McKenna III to complete Marguerite’s term. The board cannot deny that Dr. McKenna is supremely qualified and ready to lead District 1 on Day 1.

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