Goldberg Reelected School Board President

Saying improving academic achievement is her top priority, Jackie Goldberg on Monday was elected to a second one-year term as president of the Board of Education for the 610,000-student Los Angeles Unified School District.

Goldberg won the post on a 6-0 vote. Board member Rita Walters, who has clashed with most of her colleagues at one time or another, abstained.

Formerly a teacher for the Compton Unified School District, Goldberg was first elected to the Los Angeles board in 1983 and represents downtown and adjacent communities.

She will continue to occupy the high-visibility post while the district tries to decentralize and put more decision-making authority at each school site, fights to obtain the former Ambassador Hotel site for a new high school, and plans to put all of its more than 600 schools onto a year-round calendar by next summer.

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