LAUSD Resolution Calls For Study Of Ballot Measure To Allow Voting By Non-Citizen Parents

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LAUSD board member Kelly Gonez has introduced a resolution that proposes exploring a possible measure on the 2020 ballot that would open future LAUSD board elections to "all parents, legal guardians, or caregivers of a child residing within the boundaries of Los Angeles Unified," including parents who are not American citizens and those living in the U.S. without legal authorization.

The board will take up Gonez's resolution in August. If approved after the summer break, the resolution directs district staff to present possible ballot language within 60 days along with "strategies for assuring the confidentiality of the right to vote and assuaging fears of retaliation due to immigration status."