Mónica García Re-elected President of School Board

LOS ANGELES (July 2, 2012) — The Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) Board of Education voted today to re-elect Mónica García as School Board President for the 2012-13 school year, an unprecedented sixth consecutive term.

“I am pleased and honored to serve as Board President again, and to continue championing the reforms that are increasing the number of our students who are graduating college-prepared and career-ready,” she said. “The markers of success are good and getting better. District-wide, standardized test scores continue to rise. As the graduation rate improves, the dropout rate declines. Our work is not finished here in the nation’s second-largest school district, but the trends show that we are on the right track and making plenty of progress.”

Board President García has served as the leader of the seven members who govern the District since 2007—a year after she was first elected to the School Board.

“What an honor, it is, to represent the children of Los Angeles as we welcome the graduating class of 2013 and the incoming class that will graduate in 2025,” García said. “I am confident that we will do better for students.”

Board Member Tamar Galatzan was appointed vice president for the 2012-13 school year. She said, “I look forward to continuing to serve the children of Los Angeles in my new role.”

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