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March 8, 2006 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
Monica Garcia finished far ahead of other candidates in Tuesday's special election for an open seat on the Los Angeles school board but did not tally enough votes to take the spot outright. Garcia, who earned 47% of the votes, was endorsed by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. She has indicated an openness to a mayoral takeover of the school district, which Villaraigosa has pushed strongly.
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March 8, 2006 | Joel Rubin and Tanya Caldwell, Times Staff Writers
Pushing aside concerns about the costs of a new performing and visual arts high school, the Los Angeles Board of Education approved plans Tuesday for the $208-million downtown campus. With Tuesday's 5-1 vote, the board approved a nearly $172-million construction contract for the high school. Already, more than $35 million has been spent to prepare the site across from the Hollywood Freeway. "This is great," board President Marlene Canter said.
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March 7, 2006 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
Faced with a skyrocketing price tag, a divided Los Angeles Board of Education is expected to vote today on a construction contract for a showcase downtown performing and visual arts high school now estimated to cost $208 million -- double that of a typical high school. If approved, the sleek, modern campus would cost more than twice what school district officials initially had expected.
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March 5, 2006 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
When voters go to the polls Tuesday to fill the only open seat on the Los Angeles Board of Education, their actions could provide the first hint of how the public feels about Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's proposed takeover of city schools. The four candidates have taken varying positions on whether the mayor should run the nation's second-largest school district.
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February 11, 2006 | Joel Rubin and Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writers
Los Angeles Schools Supt. Roy Romer has told the Board of Education he wants to leave his post by this fall, about nine months before his contract expires, officials said Friday. The announcement, which comes after months of increasing tension between Romer and board members, signals a distinct change of heart for the superintendent, who in the past has voiced his intention to serve the full term of his contract.
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December 14, 2005 | Erica Hayasaki, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday unanimously adopted a proposal aimed at improving the nutritional value of school meals by reducing sodium and sugar and limiting fat content in campus menus. The plan is part of the district's ongoing effort to improve the health of its students. In recent years, the Board of Education has also banned the sale of junk food and soda on campuses.
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September 29, 2005 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
City schools chief Roy Romer emerged unscathed this week from lengthy, sometimes blustery debate over his performance by the Los Angeles Board of Education. Late Tuesday night, board members critical of Romer put aside their reservations about him, clearing the way for the superintendent to remain in charge of the nation's second-largest school district until the end of his contract in 2007.
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September 28, 2005 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
In a show of support for the city's school chief, the Los Angeles Board of Education announced late Tuesday night that it would allow Supt. Roy Romer to serve the final year of his contract. Faced with a Friday deadline on the matter, board members met in an unusual, late-night closed session Tuesday. At the end of the meeting, board President Marlene Canter read a statement announcing that Romer would remain and commended him for his work.
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September 2, 2005 | Erika Hayasaki, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Thursday approved a $13.2-billion budget for the 2005-06 school year that included $222.9 million in cuts to offices and programs, including an attendance incentive initiative and books for special education students, while increasing spending for school maintenance and preserving a 2% salary increase for teachers.
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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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