Tuesday, January 14, 2014

LA school board votes for temporary non-voting 'advocate' for LaMotte's seat | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC

LA school board votes for temporary non-voting 'advocate' for LaMotte's seat | Pass / Fail | 89.3 KPCC:

LA school board votes for temporary non-voting 'advocate' for LaMotte's seat

Marguerite LaMotte

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A memorial image of Marguerite LaMotte on display at the board meeting.
The Los Angeles Unified school board Tuesday voted to bring in a non-voting representative to fill the seat vacated by the death of Marguarite LaMotte last month until a  special election can be held this summer.
The vote came after the district's lawyer determined an interim with voting power could not be appointed. 
Board member Steve Zimmer brought the resolution, which passed by a 4-2 vote.
"It is my intent through this process to bring the most absolute maximum degree of representation that we can sculpt within the parameters of the law," Zimmer said, 

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