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What happens to Ref Rodriguez’s now-vacant school board seat?

Los Angeles Unified School District board member Ref Rodriguez attends a Committee of the Whole meeting on Tues., Sept. 19, 2017.
Los Angeles Unified School District board member Ref Rodriguez attends a Committee of the Whole meeting on Tues., Sept. 19, 2017.
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Ref Rodriguez resigned from the L.A. Unified School Board this week and pleaded guilty to criminal campaign finance charges. Now, the six remaining school board members have several options for how to fill Rodriguez's now-vacant board seat.