Dr. Richard Vladovic, who represents District 7 and is seen as a strong ally of teacher’s union, on Tuesday was elected president of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of Education.
He replaces School Board member Mónica García, who held the title for six years. Vladovic was elected by a 5-2 vote; with only Garcia and Tamar Galatzan opposing. Garcia had nominated Galatzan to replace her.
District 4 rep, Steve Zimmer, was elected board vice president.
United Teachers Los Angeles (the teacher’s union), in a written statement, congratulated Vladovic and Zimmer, and welcomed teacher Monica Ratliff to the board. Ratliff replaces Nury Marti