PUBLIC SCHOOL FAMILIES

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    Petitioning LAUSD School Board

    Investigate Nick Melvoin

    A California Public Records Act (CPRA) request of past emails shows that in February 2018, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD ) Board Member Nick Melvoin attended a meeting identified as 'Facilities Proposal Meeting' with the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA). At that meeting, emails indicate that Nick Melvoin shared confidential legal information pertaining to the LAUSD school board with the opposing party suing the district—the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA). As an elected official of our LAUSD School Board, Mr. Melvoin took an oath to represent the interests of all of the students in his district (LAUSD District 4)‚ not just the students attending charter schools. Due to this serious breach, we the undersigned parents, teachers and members of the public demand the following actions: 1 -- a full investigation into Nick Melvoin’s communication with CCSA, which we believe is unethical and potentially illegal; 2 -- that Mr. Melvoin not act as a voting member of the board until this investigation is resolved; 3 -- that all measures put forward by Nick Melvoin be tabled until the conclusion of this investigation, to insure that he was acting in good faith; 4 -- pending investigation, the school board should not adopt any measure that Nick Melvoin has introduced unless he has been cleared of any wrongdoing. Nick Melvoin’s unprofessional and potentially unethical behavior is the sort of thing that erodes public and parent trust in our LAUSD Board. After the Deasy scandal, the secret backroom deal to hire Beutner, and the delayed resignation of indicted and convicted felon Ref Rodriguez, The LAUSD Board of Education cannot afford any more corruption. We will be reporting Mr. Melvoin to the City Attorney and the State Bar Association. The Board must act now.

    PUBLIC SCHOOL FAMILIES
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    Petitioning Monica Garcia, George McKenna, Scott Schmerelson, Nick Melvoin, Kelly Gonez, Dr. Richard Vladovic

    Vote yes on the moratorium on new charter schools in L.A.

    “I think that making sure we improve schools that we have today, instead of opening up new schools, is also a just and right cause.”- Mayor Eric Garcetti, Monday, January 14, 2019 We call on the Los Angeles Unified School Board of Education to support Board Member Vladovic in asking the state for a moratorium on new charter schools. As was shown during the recent teacher’s strike, educators, parents and community members stand strong for our public school system. It is time to put a moratorium on new charter growth and reassess the best ways to provide an excellent education for ALL of the students in Los Angeles. Putting a moratorium on creating new charter schools will NOT impact existing charter schools. In fact, it will help them grow. Over 80% of charter schools are currently under-enrolled. This moratorium will benefit all students in Los Angeles. We have seen a growing movement for a massive investment in Public Education. Last week over 500,000 public school families in Los Angeles took to the streets, and stood up in front of their schools. We are ready to do all that it takes. Now, we call on our school board to do the right thing and support this charter moratorium. Let’s invest in the schools we have now and fight together to improve the schools our Los Angeles students deserve.

    PUBLIC SCHOOL FAMILIES
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