L.A. Unified Board Member Nick Melvoin was sworn in Dec. 13, following his reelection outright in June, to represent the students, families, and school communities of Board District 4.
First elected in 2017, Melvoin has served as board vice president for the majority of his term, championing a kids-first approach to leading the district, through multiple superintendent transitions, wildfire seasons, a teachers’ strike and an unprecedented global pandemic. While doing everything possible to keep kids learning, families fed, and school communities healthy and safe during the COVID-19 crisis; L.A. Unified also expanded digital connectivity, passed a $7B facilities bond, the largest in the nation, restored district credit ratings to the top tier and implemented cost-saving measures to put more money back into classrooms. The past five years have seen a rise in graduation rates, an expansion of universal pre-kindergarten seats, increased transparency through the Open Data platform and, as pandemic recovery efforts continue, L.A. Unified was the only large school district to improve student scores nationally in 2022.
“I look forward to another term of putting kids first and creating a future where every child graduates ready for the world,” Melvoin said. “Our work continues to keep boosting academic achievement, expanding more equitable college and career access and readiness, greening and upgrading campus facilities and supporting the success of our students, families, employees and school communities.”
Melvoin serves the communities of L.A. Unified District 4. Melvoin’s election to the board in May of 2017 followed a career fighting for th city’s school children as a teacher, attorney and community advocate. Board District 4 includes the communities of Brentwood, Del Rey, Encino, Hancock Park, Hollywood, Mar Vista, Marina Del Rey, Pacific Palisades, Playa Del Rey, Playa Vista, Reseda, Tarzana, Topanga, Westchester, West Hollywood, Westwood, Woodland Hills and Venice.
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