Elected into office and was the “3rd Latina in 155 years to serve the board.”
“ I am not carrying water for anyone but the kids”
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa did the Community Swearing in at the Placita Olvera, 2006
Elected in 2006 to fill the vacancy on the LAUSD Board of Education, Mónica García is the third Latina to serve on the Board in its 155 year history. As a newly elected board member, Ms. García gives voice to the hundreds of thousands of children and families in the area stretching from Boyle Heights to Koreatown.
In affirming her commitment to a quality and equitable educational system, Ms. García supports initiatives that provide all students access to a college preparatory curriculum, career and technology pathways. Ms. García has made the greater coordination of resources and services in education as well as the full implementation of the A-G Board of Education Resolution passed in June 2005 her top priorities.