December 5, 2013 Today, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) reported that veteran board member, Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte has passed away. Jed Wallace, president and CEO of the California Charter Schools Association, released the following statement:
"We would like to offer our deepest condolences to Board Member LaMotte's family on this tremendous loss. Ms. LaMotte will be remembered as a pillar of the community who served on the LAUSD board with distinction for more than a decade. We express our thanks for her service and condolences to her family, colleagues and friends."