Parents speak out against a resolution calling for a ban on new charter schools for nearly a year. Only one board member, Nick Melvoin, stood up for parents' right to choose the best school for their child. He voted no on the charter moratorium, but despite thousands of parents protesting the resolution, it passed in a 5-1 vote.

SPEAK UP Board Watch is your one-stop digital hub to keep up with all the important LAUSD board actions affecting your kids’ education:

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  • Know when it’s time to take action to advocate for a kids-first agenda.

  • Let the decision makers hear your voice.

AT THE BOARD: Preview and analysis of board meetings. Track board members' votes and how they affect parents and kids. 

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TAKE ACTION: Know when to contact your board member and speak up on behalf of kids.

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The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is the second-largest school district in the nation. The LAUSD Board of Education is publicly elected and is responsible for setting the vision for the District, managing the District's nearly $8 billion dollar budget, and hiring and evaluating the Superintendent, among other responsibilities.


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LAUSD Board of Education

Board District 2: covers most of Central and parts of East Los Angeles

Monica Garcia

Board President

Chief of Staff: Lizette Patron

Board District 4: covers most of the West Side of Los Angeles

Nick Melvoin

Board Vice President

Chief of Staff: Sarah Angel

Board District 1: covers most of South Los Angeles

Board District 3: covers most of the West San Fernando Valley

Board District 5: covers Northeast Los Angeles and southeast Los Angeles


Chief of Staff: Aixle Aman

Board District 6: covers the East San Fernando Valley

Board District 7: covers parts of South Los Angeles south to San Pedro

Dr. Richard Vladovic

Chief of Staff: Chris Torres