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LA Unified board to vote on measures to protect children from pedophiles

Some parents have formed
Some parents have formed "Madres de Miramonte." Miramonte Elementary School has been rocked by a sex-abuse scandal that has forced the removal of two teachers. LAUSD also relocated all school staff from the campus replacing it with entirely new staff.
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Members of the L.A. Unified school board held a press conference today to discuss two resolutions they say work to protect children from sexual predators. The board will vote on the measures at its Tuesday meeting. 

The first resolution, "Protecting Children in the Classroom: A Call to Legislators," authored by board member Tamar Galatzan and co-sponsored by board member Nury Martinez and board president Monica Garcia, calls for changes to the state's Education Code on how it deals with credentialed employee dismissals.

The second resultion, "Improving Transparency, Process and Procedures for Student Safety," authored by Martinez and co-sponsored by Galatzan and Garcia, aims to create a procedure for how and when the district notifies parents about misconduct cases; it also aims to create a "centralized and computerized, confidential database" for all complaints.

For some of KPCC's previous reporting on these measures:

L.A. Unified school board to look at changes to teacher dismissal proceedings

A primer on teacher layoff and dismissals (by one advocacy group)

L.A. Unified school board examines dismissal process; parent notification

LAUSD board member: 'We need to take it further'

Tami Abdollah can be reached via email and on Twitter (@latams).