Bill Would give Mayor Control of L.A. Schools

Reid, Karla Scoon
July 2005
Education Week;7/27/2005, Vol. 24 Issue 43, p4
The article presents information that a California state senator has introduced legislation that would hand control of the Los Angeles Unified School District's school board to the city's mayor. The bill would give newly elected Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a Democrat, the power to appoint a majority of board members if the 720,000-student system failed to meet certain academic requirements. The seven-member board would be expanded by two members, to be selected by a committee representing the cities and unincorporated areas within the district that are not represented by the mayor.


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