LAUSD special election guide: Who’s on the ballot, and why Tuesday’s primary matters

Tuesday is the special election to fill the school board seat in L.A. Unified’s Board District 5.

The person elected will become part of the seven-member school board that decides on policies, budget and approval of charter schools in L.A. Unified, which is the largest school district in California and second-largest in the nation.

The District 5 board member represents students enrolled in schools located in parts of the southeast of Los Angeles — including the cities of Huntington Park, Maywood, South Gate and Bell — and in neighborhoods northeast of downtown, including Highland Park, Echo Park, Silver Lake, Eagle Rock and Los Feliz.

The elected board member will complete a term expiring in December 2020.

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