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LAUSD urges students, community members to vote

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Like public school educators throughout the state, L.A. Unified officials and board members are urging students, parents and concerned adults to vote in next month's election and are working to inform them about Propositions 30 and 38.

Both measures aim to generate money through tax increases to avert about $6 billion in cuts to education. (For more on those measures visit KPCC's political blog Represent.)

School board member Tamar Galatzan will hold a town hall Tuesday night in the west San Fernando Valley. Representatives from the Prop. 30 and 38 campaigns will be present. So will Superintendent John Deasy and other L.A. Unified officials who can help answer specific questions.

The meeting will be at Cleveland High School, which is located at 8140 Vanalden Avenue, Reseda, CA 91335 in the Multi-Purpose Room. There will be on-site parking and Spanish translation.

L.A. Unified board President Monica Garcia and board member Steve Zimmer will also visit high schools Tuesday to encourage students to register to vote. Almost 11,000 students in the district are 18 years old and eligible to vote, said LAUSD spokeswoman Gayle Pollard-Terry. The deadline for registering to vote in the Nov. 6 election is Oct. 22.

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

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