Sunday, February 21, 2010


from the Los Angeles LWV Yahoogroup

As most of you know, the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles (with the
added volunteer support of the Santa Monica, Torrance, Whittier, and Beach
Area Leagues) administered an election involving 275,000 eligible voters in
the Los Angeles Unified School District. The advisory vote election was
part of an education reform initiative called Public School Choice (PSC).
Thirty-six schools were selected as PSC schools. Voting took place at 30
locations throughout the Los Angeles region.

Last Monday, the Los Angeles League's report to the superintendent was made
public. To review the report - and related site-by-site analysis - copy and
paste the following URL into your browser.

Over 400 volunteers were required for this one-of-kind effort. Over 44,000
ballots were counted in one afternoon. Special recognition is due to Nancy
Arnheim, Ruth Logan, Erin Holmquist, Silvia Cruz, Loretta Adikhai, Robyn
Ybarra and the office's interns Gabriel Gallegos and Jacquelyn Juetlen who
represented the backbone of this massive operation.

The League of Women Voters clearly made a difference in the success of this
election. For some, it was the first time they had participated in an
election. The board of education will be meeting on Tuesday to review the
report along with the superintendent's recommendations on which applicant(s)
should be considered as the new administrators of each of participating

Thank you to all who helped with this election.

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