We are Concerned Parents of LAUSD calling for the immediate resignation of school board member Ref Rodriguez. We work with parents, educators, students, and civic groups that are committed to holding Ref Rodriguez accountable.  

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CCTC: Remove Ref Rodriguez from the State Teacher Credentialing Commission

How Can Rodriguez Hold Teachers to Professional Standards While Fighting a Felony Prosecution?

May 10, 2018

The mission of the CTC is to ensure integrity, relevance, and high quality in the preparation, certification, and discipline of the educators who serve all of California’s diverse students.

 

We believe that Ref Rodriguez is unable to perform the duties as a public representative of the Commission. His legal problems have severely damaged his credibility as a public representative. We cannot expect Rodriguez to enforce high standards for our teachers when he is unable to uphold them himself.

LA County District Attorney Complaint Against Ref Rodriguez

LA District Attorney files charges against Rodriguez over campaign contributions

September 13, 2017

The LA District Attorney's office charges Ref Rodriguez with 3 felony counts of conspiracy, perjury, and procuring and offering a false or forged instrument, and 25 misdemeanor counts of assumed-name contribution. You can download the complaint here.

LA City Ethics Commission Accusation Against Rodriguez

LA City Ethics Commission serves Rodriguez with an accusation related to alleged political money laundering

September 06, 2017

The LA City Ethics Commission launched an investigation related to Rodriguez's campaign for school board after receiving a whistleblower complaint. The commission later serves on Rodriguez an accusation which allege 25 acts of laundering funds into Rodriguez’s primary campaign committee during his 2015 school board campaign.

PUC Schools Complaint Against Rodriguez, Filed with CA Fair Political Practices Commission

Rodriguez faces separate conflict-of-interest allegations over $285,000 in payments

October 13, 2017

PUC Schools files a complaint with the CA Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC), citing possible conflict of interest when Rodriguez allegedly authorized payments of over $285,000 from a charter school organization to two organizations that he had personal ties with or controlled.

October 19, 2017

When Partnerships to Uplift Communities, a local charter school network, filed a complaint with a state agency alleging that Los Angeles school board member Ref Rodriguez may have violated conflict-of-interest laws, the evidence included a series of checks and check authorizations. The Times obtained these documents through a Public Records Act request. The highlights of these documents are embedded in this article. 

See more documents supporting the conflict of interest complaints against Rodriguez

October 18, 2019

KPCC obtained documents related to PUC's complaint against Rodriguez, filed with the California Fair Political Practices Commission. 

District Attorney investigation widens to include conflict-of-interest allegations

December 13, 2017

As Rodriguez's criminal case against him inched forward, LA Times sources close to it confirmed that the scope of the investigation has widened. "It's an ongoing situation," said L.A. County Deputy Dist. Atty. Susan Ser. "There have been subsequent revelations." Ser said she could not discuss particulars but confirmed that conflict-of-interest allegations had entered the picture and that there might be other new issues as well.

Judge Deborah S. Brazile, drawing on prosecutors' estimates, said that the hearing in this case could last up to six days

February 07, 2018

A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge on Wednesday set a May preliminary hearing date for L.A. school board member Ref Rodriguez, making it more likely that Rodriguez, who faces criminal charges, will be on hand to cast important votes on the school board in the coming months.

Rodriguez claims the incident was a "non-event."

March 16, 2018

At 4:31 pm, Rodriguez is arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public, during work hours, at the Pasadena Yard House restaurant. Officers hold him in jail for more than five-and-a-half hours and is released without being cited or charged. 

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