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After School Board Election Win, Jackie Goldberg Meets LAUSD Superintendent


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Voters have picked Jackie Goldberg to fill an open seat representing District 5 on the L.A. Unified School Board.  The day after her special election win she met with Superintendent Austin Beutner on an LAUSD campus. 

Prior to a tour of dual-language classes at Micheltorena Elementary School in Silver Lake, Beutner and Goldberg met to discuss efforts to promote Measure EE, a parcel tax on the June 4 ballot that would generate operating funds for LAUSD. The ballot measure requires a two-thirds majority to pass and still faces a legal challenge. 

The meeting also allowed Goldberg and the superintendent  to stand in front of cameras together,  which itself sends a message:  Goldberg had sharply criticized the board's decision to hire Beutner last year.  She now says she hopes to work with him.