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Did Scott donate to a Republican organization or to Trump?

Scott Schmerelson DID NOT DONATE to Trump or any Republican organization and his opponent knows this. The reported payment is to a well known campaign vendor. Scott’s campaign purchased advertising on at least a dozen “slate mail cards” targeting different groups of voters. One of the slates targeted Republican voters. It is a common practice […]

Who really sets the pay for LAUSD Board Members?

It seems some people didn’t do their homework before asserting LAUSD board members gave themselves a raise. Here’s the truth, as established by the Charter of the City of Los Angeles. Who sets the pay? The total compensation for members of the Board of Education shall be set by a compensation committee which is comprised […]

Statement About Brackpool, Cadiz Inc. Campaign Donation

Speaking to a group of environmental activists recently, LAUSD School Board Member Scott Schmerelson pointed out that his opponent had solicited and accepted a very generous campaign contribution from Keith Brackpool, founder of Cadiz, Inc. Brackpool is a notorious felon and longtime proponent of a plan to pump groundwater out of the Mojave Desert and […]

Lies, Billionaires and Democracy

Once again, the billionaires such as the owners of Netflix and Walmart, who are financing Scott’s opponent’s campaign, are running a vicious campaign of lies and distortions. Perhaps it is because they believe this is the only way to beat a candidate who has as strong a record as Board Member Scott Schmerelson. They can’t […]

Network for Public Education Action endorses Scott Schmerelson

The Network for Public Education Action is pleased to endorse Scott Mark Schmerelson for Los Angeles Unified School District, Board District 3. Scott was elected to this position in 2015 after he beat a two-term incumbent. Scott’s strength has been to inform all his policy decisions on how instruction and operations impact each of LAUSD’s […]

Scott Schmerelson receives endorsement from Southern California Armenian Democrats (SCAD)

On Thursday, January 27, 2020. After a careful evaluation and consideration, The Southern California Armenian Democrats (SCAD) are proud and honored to endorse Scott Schmerelson’s re-election for Los Angeles Unified School Board, District 3. SCAD is proud to join the Los Angeles County Democratic Party and numerous Democratic Clubs in endorsing Scott Schmerelson’s re-election to […]

LA Times covers anti-semitic attacks against Scott

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Thank you Julie Carson for a great Meet & Greet!

We are so lucky to have community members, teachers, educational advocates that care so much about our neighborhood schools and about our students’ education. And that they know that Scott has been a most effective School Board member and needs to be re-elected.

Sierra Club recognizes Scott’s leadership in environmental matters by endorsing him!

WELL DESERVED! Scott’s success is passing the Clean Energy resolution was evidence of his commitment to making sure our schools are strong stewards of the environment. As this LAist article reported, Scott’s resolution represented “an aggressive set of goals that would ultimately wean the nation’s second-largest school district off of all non-renewable energy sources by 2040. […]

Los Angeles Times endorses Scott Schmerelson

Schmerelson, an incumbent who is strongly allied with the teachers union, United Teachers Los Angeles, has been the most vocally hostile to Beutner and to the growth of charter schools in the district. Yet he is not so rigid in practice, and, to his credit, has actually voted to approve many charters. Schmerelson shows a […]

PLANNED PARENTHOOD endorses Scott Schmerelson!

I am truly honored to be the candidate, in the race for LAUSD Board District 3, to be endorsed by the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County Action Fund. At a time when reproductive rights and women’s access to comprehensive reproductive health services are under attack, I am proud to stand with the Advocacy […]

Schmerelson for LAUSD BD3 releases statement condemning anti-semitic attacks

Once again, FPPC complaint by Kenneth Ragsdale (former candidate to BD3)against Scott is dismissed lacking merit.

Young Democrats in LA and in the Valley Endorse Scott!

It is so good to get the endorsement of our Democrats from LA County and from the San Fernando Valley! Founded nearly 50 years ago by Congressmen Henry Waxman and Howard Berman and former City Controller Rick Tuttle and others, the Los Angeles County Young Democrats is the largest organization in California focused on giving young people a voice […]

The LA County Federation of Labor stands with Scott!

It’s not everyday that you get the support of 800,000 workers who are working, day in and day out, to bring lasting change to Los Angeles! The endorsement by the County Federation of workers means being supported by a movement for justice and opportunity. It is a great honor. Thank you for your support! See […]

Diane Ravitch endorses Scott!

Diane Ravitch, an eminent historian of education, an educational policy analyst, and a research professor at New York University and previously U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education, has endorsed Scott! Ravitch has been the titular leader of the grass-roots movement against corporate school reform since 2010 when her book “The Death and Life of the Great American […]

Armenian National Committee – WR endorses Scott

The Armenian National Committee of America Western Region has endorsed Scott Schmerelson for Los Angeles Unified School Board, District 3. The endorsement followed a meeting between Board member Schmerelson and representatives of the ANCA Western Region Board of Directors and members of ANCA Western Region Education Committee. “Over the years, Mr. Schmerelson has been immensely […]

SCOTT SCHMERELSON, the only candidate endorsed by ALL Democrats!

Did you know that Scott has been endorsed by all the Democratic club in the Los Angeles area (see logos below), and by every Democratic elected official who is endorsing in this race?

SCOTT ANSWERS: What will you accomplish when you are re-elected?

Convince the governor, the California State Legislature, and voters that our children desperately need and deserve public schools that are fairly and adequately funded. Our schools are critically under-resourced.  We must demand that Sacramento do more for urban school districts like LAUSD plus find other sources of revenue by reforming Prop 13 and looking at […]

Setting the record straight: Who sets compensation for LAUSD Board members?

Some of our opponents insist on distorting the truth, suggesting that Board members voted to give themselves a raise. Here’s the truth: Under the city charter, Board of Education compensation is set every five years by the LAUSD Board of Education Compensation Review Committee. The seven-member body is appointed by local officials outside the Los […]

SPEAK UP parent’s complaint against Scott about JUUL vote has no merit, says the FPPC.

Take a look at the Fair Political Practices Commission response to SPEAK UP parent (and failed-to-qualify candidate for Board District 3), Kenneth Ragsdale, about his complaint alleging a conflict of interest when Scott voted to hold JUUL accountable for enticing kids to use their flavored vaping products.

Thankful for all the support

This week I’ve had a chance to get the support of many community members: Thank you for the Orthodox Coptic Church for their invitation to speak with their congregation members and their education staff. Special gratitude to the school and their staff on the hard work and success. Thank you for your dedication to our […]

Education Workers SEIU 99 Endorse!

SEIU Local 99 Endorses Scott Schmerelson