L.A. Board of Education chooses Monica Garcia as new president to replace Rodriguez

Sep 27, 2017 by

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A week after Ref Rodriguez resigned as president of the Los Angeles Board of Education, he helped vote in his successor, an ally and familiar name in city politics who happens to be familiar with the job.

Monica Garcia, 49, the longest-serving current board member, was chosen quickly, without debate. She led the board from July 2007 through June 2013.

The 4-3 vote to put her in charge showed that the majority she is part of, elected with the strong support of charter school backers, still held the reins despite Rodriguez’s legal troubles.

“Thank you, colleagues,” Garcia said. “It is always an amazing day to be on this school board, and to be able to support this district and this board as chair is an absolute honor and privilege…. We have much to do.”

Source: L.A. Board of Education chooses Monica Garcia as new president to replace Rodriguez – LA Times

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