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LAUSD Board Approves Study Of Noncitizen Voting In District Elections

The Los Angeles Unified School District will explore whether it’s possible to allow noncitizen parents to vote in school board elections.  Board members approved the formation of a study group to look into a “potential future ballot measure” granting this right. 

LAUSD doesn’t track citizenship status.  But one estimate says two out of five school-aged kids in Southern California have at least one non-citizen parent.

The study group is tasked with working out details like how to register non-citizens without disclosing their addresses to federal immigration enforcement authorities. They are to report back to the board in six months.

Implementation could be years off — and would first require a vote of the L.A. City Council.