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Longtime LA school board member Margueritte Lamotte dies unexpectedly




Board of Education president Marlene Canter, left, reacts Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006, to a judge's ruling striking down a law that granted Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa partial control of the nation's second-largest school district. Board member Marguerite P. Lamotte, right, gets a hug.
Board of Education president Marlene Canter, left, reacts Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006, to a judge's ruling striking down a law that granted Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa partial control of the nation's second-largest school district. Board member Marguerite P. Lamotte, right, gets a hug.
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Board of Education president Marlene Canter, left, reacts Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006, to a judge's ruling striking down a law that granted Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa partial control of the nation's second-largest school district. Board member Marguerite P. Lamotte, right, gets a hug.
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Board of Education president Marlene Canter, left, reacts Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006, to a judge's ruling striking down a law that granted Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa partial control of the nation's second-largest school district. Board member Marguerite P. Lamotte, right, gets a hug.
Los Angeles Unified School District board member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte explains her vote to transform Crenshaw High School in South Los Angeles starting in the next academic year, after the board approved a drastic overhaul during a board meeting in Los Angeles Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.
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Board of Education president Marlene Canter, left, reacts Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006, to a judge's ruling striking down a law that granted Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa partial control of the nation's second-largest school district. Board member Marguerite P. Lamotte, right, gets a hug.
Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education board member Marguerite LaMotte votes against the LAUSD's budget proposal for the next three years on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009. in Los Angeles.
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We now have a remembrance of Los Angeles Unified school board member Marguerite LaMotte.

She died unexpectedly yesterday while attending a conference in San Diego. Information on funeral services for the board's longest-serving member is still to come. From KPCC's Education Desk, Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has more on her legacy.