The composition of the LAUSD Board of Education is of great importance for the students and families we serve. On a similar note, it is ultimately the Board of Education that ratifies salary increases, healthcare, and improved working conditions. Bargaining is by no means an easy task, even when the Board is perceived to be friendly to labor. Recent history clearly shows what happens when an antilabor Board has four votes. An antilabor Board makes it nearly impossible to achieve what our members deserve.
Elections for positions on the LAUSD Board of Education in recent years have become nationally known for exorbitant spending and negative campaigning.