He has no plans to step back from the school board while he fights felony charges related to an alleged political money-laundering scheme.
The charter school network Rodriguez co-founded says he may have personally benefited from more than $285,000 of checks drawn from public funds. Read the complaint here.
Student enrollment numbers have decreased yet again in the L.A. Unified School District — and a new headcount shows this year's drop was bigger than anticipated.
King is recovering from a medical procedure and has been working remotely since Sept. 15. On Saturday, she named an acting superintendent.
Pro-charter school groups hoped a new-look school board might push back against L.A. Unified's charter oversight policies. On Tuesday, board members did not.
L.A. school board member Ref Rodriguez had many public school business dealings when he allegedly laundered campaign funds while running for office.
Los Angeles Unified School Board members appointed Mónica García, the board’s longest serving member, to the leadership role Ref Rodriguez vacated last week.