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July 29, 2005 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Board of Education unanimously agreed Thursday to ask voters to approve a multibillion-dollar bond measure on the November special election ballot, a day after a meeting on the topic dissolved into internal bickering. The board backed away from also placing a property tax initiative on the same ballot. The 6-0 vote on the bond measure marked a significant victory for Supt. Roy Romer, who had pushed strongly for the $3.
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July 16, 2005 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
In the first serious move to overhaul control of the Los Angeles public schools, state Sen. Gloria Romero introduced a bill Friday that would empower the city's mayor to appoint members to an expanded Board of Education. The legislation, modeled after districts in several large cities, would dramatically reshape governance of the nation's second-largest public school system.
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July 12, 2005 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
Amid mounting concerns over state education funding, the Los Angeles Board of Education is considering asking voters to approve a multibillion-dollar bond, as well as a property tax, on the November special election ballot. Some board members and others, however, are questioning the idea of again turning to taxpayers less than a year and a half after they approved a school bond in March 2004. If the board moves to place the $3.
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July 6, 2005 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Board of Education selected Marlene Canter as its president Tuesday after last-minute, behind-the scenes maneuvering that involved the new leader of the teachers union. Canter, who beat Jon Lauritzen for the position, was elected 5-1 by the seven-member board. Lauritzen abstained, and Marguerite LaMotte dissented. Canter voted for herself.
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July 5, 2005 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
The seven-member Los Angeles Board of Education meets today to select its new president at an unsettled moment, with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa seeking greater control over city schools and a new, feisty teachers union leadership taking power. The public vote for president, who exercises considerable influence over the nation's second-largest school system, belies weeks of strategic sotto voce lobbying by aspiring presidents and their supporters.
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June 29, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Los Angeles Board of Education approved a provisional $6.6-billion general fund budget for 2005-06 on Tuesday. The board was under pressure to approve the spending plan before Thursday, when state law requires the school system to submit a balanced, three-year budget projection to county education officials. The board will finalize the budget later this summer after lawmakers approve the state budget. The board postponed a decision on a bond issue until July 12. The proposed $3.
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June 15, 2005 | Erika Hayasaki, Times Staff Writer
Over the vigorous objections of some teachers and vocational education leaders, the Los Angeles Board of Education approved a bold academic reform plan Tuesday that will require high school students to complete a set of college prep courses. Standing outside the Los Angeles Unified School District's downtown headquarters with several hundred cheering parents, students and community members after the 6-1 vote, board President Jose Huizar called it a victory.
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June 8, 2005 | Rachana Rathi, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Board of Education got its first glimpse Tuesday of additional cuts needed to balance the school district's 2005-06 budget, including scrapping a $14-million attendance incentive program and reducing the special education books and supplies budget by $10 million. Officials said the Los Angeles Unified School District will have to make about $221.6 million in reductions to balance its budget, estimated to be about $6.4 billion for the coming fiscal year.
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May 25, 2005 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
With hundreds of boisterous parents and students rallying outside its doors, the Los Angeles Board of Education postponed a vote Tuesday on a controversial proposal to require all high school students to complete a set of rigorous college preparation courses. Board President Jose Huizar, who has championed the effort along with other educators and state officials, agreed to a delay after several members requested more time to discuss it.
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May 4, 2005 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
Rejecting a newly proposed City Hall commission to explore governance of city schools, the Los Angeles Board of Education agreed unanimously Tuesday to create its own panel. The vote comes on the heels of, and in hurried response to, the formation of a commission that angered most school board members.
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