CCSA Statement on the March 8 LAUSD Board Election

March 9, 2011

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PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
March 9, 2011

Contact: Vicky Waters, CCSA
(415) 505-7575
vwaters@calcharters.org

LOS ANGELES, California (March 9, 2011) - Jed Wallace, President and CEO of the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA), issued the following statement today on results of the March 8 Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) board election:

"Congratulations to Tamar Galatzan, Richard Vladovic and Marguerite LaMotte. The seat for Board District 5 appears to be headed for a run-off - like many others, we are awaiting the results of that race and looking forward to working with the newest member of the board.

The California Charter Schools Association looks forward to continuing to work hand in hand with the Los Angeles Unified School District to ensure all students have the opportunity to attend high-quality public schools in their neighborhoods. In November, the charter community and the district signed on to the Quality Schools Compact, a pledge to work together for kids.

We support a reform-minded board that will continue to put kids first in spite of enormous budget pressures confronting the district. The charter community looks forward to working with the LAUSD board to take on our common challenges and to support all students to success.

We also like to thank outgoing board member Yolie Flores for her incredible service and advocacy. She has tirelessly put students first and we are sure she will continue to have an impact on education in all her future endeavors."

About the California Charter Schools Association

The California Charter Schools Association is the membership and professional organization serving 912 charter public schools and more than 365,000 students in the state of California. The Vision of the California Charter Schools Association is to usher in a new era in public education so all students attend independent, innovative, accountable schools of choice. The Mission of the California Charter Schools Association is to influence the legislative and policy environments, leverage collective advocacy, and provide resources to support our members in developing and operating high quality, charter schools reflective of California's student population. For more information, please visit www.calcharters.org.

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