Vladovic Takes Helm of LAUSD Board, Promises to Focus on ‘Finding the Money’ and Lifting Student Achievement

With Richard Vladovic taking over as president of the Los Angeles Unified School Board during his final year in office, the board has an opportunity to forge a middle-ground path toward stabilizing LAUSD finances and lifting student achievement at low-performing schools.

Vladovic (BD7) has long been considered a swing vote on the board, sometimes siding with education reformers and sometimes with union activists, who joined forces this spring to campaign for Measure EE in hopes of bringing more revenue to LAUSD.

Given the failure of Measure EE at the ballot box, Vladovic is taking the helm of the board at a challenging time. The district is expected to lay off employees in August in an attempt to balance its budget and satisfy county overseers, who have complained about the district’s deficit spending and $12 billion unfunded retiree healthcare liabilities. Click here to read more: http://speakupparents.org/speakup-board-watch-take-action/2019/7/3/vladovic-takes-helm-of-lausd-board-promises-to-focus-on-finding-the-money-and-lifting-student-achievement