The following press release is from the website: www.RecallMonicaGarcia.com
WHAT: Recall Monica Garcia Campaign Launch
WHERE: LAUSD Headquarters, 333 S. Beaudry Ave, LA, CA 90017 (in front of Board of Education entrance)
WHEN: Wednesday, April 11, 2012. 11:30AM
Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education President Mónica García has consistently ignored the voices and needs of our parents, students and communities, employing repression to stifle legitimate dissent.
Under García’s leadership, tens of thousands of teachers, librarians, and health and human service employees have been subjected to reduction in force notices. While some of these educators have been rehired, the net effect has been teacher demoralization; a disincentive to enter the teaching profession; a disruption and marginalization of impoverished schools; and arguably illegal classroom overcrowding.
Under García’s watch, hundreds of millions of dollars in LAUSD properties and resources have been given to privately managed charter school corporations, systematically starving public schools of resources.
The hallmark of García’s tenure has been hundreds of millions of dollars squandered on unnecessary tests, consultants, and questionable hiring priorities.
This budget mismanagement has led to the current situation where programs critical to low income and immigrant families including: The School Readiness Language Development Program, Early Education Centers, Elementary Arts, and Adult Education are being decimated.
For these above listed reasons and several others, which will be addressed at the press conference, we believe García’s abysmal failure to address the needs of LAUSD District 2 stakeholders leaves us no option but to demand her recall.
On Friday, April 4, 2012 LAUSD Board Member Monica Garcia was sent by certified mail an official Notice of Intent to recall her from her position as Trustee of LAUSD District 2. The Notice of Intent has also been filed with the Los Angeles City Clerk, Election Division.
Parents, Students, Community Members and Educators will be available at the press conference for interviews in English and Spanish.
Robert D. Skeels