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Jackie Goldberg appointed to Board of Education (5-21-19)

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Board Member Jackie Goldberg is honored by Supervisor Hilda Solis on behalf of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

LOS ANGELES, May 21, 2019 – Members of the Los Angeles Unified Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint Jackie Goldberg to fill the position of Board Member for Board District 5 temporarily until the results of the May 14 election are certified by the County of Los Angeles and declared by the City of Los Angeles. The resolution to appoint Ms. Goldberg was co-sponsored by all board members.

“I am honored to have been so overwhelmingly elected again to this board,” Board Member Goldberg said. “I will not rest until once again our public schools are fully funded and this state and our city’s businesses and residents help invest in all our children.”

Superintendent Austin Beutner and board members took time to welcome Ms. Goldberg to the Board.

“I am pleased Ms. Goldberg can begin serving on the Board immediately,” Beutner said. “The students and families in Board District 5 have a strong, experienced advocate on the Board of Education.”

“Congratulations and welcome back Ms. Jackie Goldberg!” Board President Mónica García said. “We are looking forward to working with you to lift student achievement and get to 100 percent graduation.”

“I look forward to working with our new colleague to address our critical need to increase school funding and get resources back into classrooms,” Board Vice President Nick Melvoin said. “I know that Board Member Goldberg’s years of local and state experience will be invaluable as we work to reverse decades of disinvestment in public education.”

“Jackie Goldberg is a welcome addition to the Los Angeles Unified School Board,” Board Member Dr. George J. McKenna III said. “She brings knowledge, experience, integrity and overwhelming support from her constituents. Her passion and dedication to the children and families is well known and appreciated.”

“Jackie Goldberg’s appointment to the Board today – as well as her overwhelming support from the voters in Board District 5 – speaks to her qualifications and experience as an accomplished educator, respected community advocate and tireless public servant,” said Board Member Scott M. Schmerelson. “I look forward to serving with Jackie as she embarks on providing knowledgeable, pragmatic and ethical representation for Board District 5 constituents and partnering with her to fight for fair and adequate funding for our public schools.”

“Welcome to our new Board Member, Jackie Goldberg,” Board Member Kelly Gonez said. “I look forward to working together on behalf of the students and families of Los Angeles Unified.”

“I welcome Jackie back to the Board that she so faithfully served prior to her stellar career in city and statewide elected office,” Board Member Dr. Richard Vladovic said. “I know she is filled with passion to do good for our communities, and I welcome her commitment to helping the young people we are charged to serve.”