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|Board Member, Los Angeles Unified School District, District 4|
|Bachelor's||James Madison University|
|Other||M.Div, Fuller Seminary|
|Place of birth||Virginia|
Robinson is a youth minister at Grant AME Church. She previously worked as an entertainment news journalist. Robinson has served on various LAUSD parent committees, including Parents as Equal Partners.
- B.A., International Affairs and French, James Madison University
- M.A., French Linguistics and Sociolinguistics, Howard University
- M.Div., Fuller Seminary
The following questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles:
1. What is the single most important issue facing LAUSD today? As a Board Member, what would you do to deal with it?
"The most important issue facing LAUSD today is access to quality teaching and learning environments. As a Board Member, I would continue the work of the District and its labor partners to develop a meaningful evaluation system for our teachers and learning communities. We should work to recruit, retain and reward the most talented workforce in this nation so that our children are exposed to a world-class education."
2. How would you prioritize your local constituency in overseeing LAUSD management, setting District policy, and day-to-day decision-making?
"The job of a board member is to listen and lead a multi-layer participatory process of engaging families, schools and communities in our education system. I have been a liaison between schools and community for this district. I will continue to be accessible to my constituency while maintaining a rapport with the district at large."
3. What experience in general management, fiscal management, and budgetary oversight would you bring to the job of Board Member?
"As former NAACP National ACT-SO Director I managed a $1.2 million budget with fiscal responsibility and integrity; and directed 200 programs nationwide that gave education enrichment opportunities to over 10,000 students. This is the type of leadership and experience needed for the complexities of this district that I possess."
4. How should LAUSD deal with its rapidly increasing costs for retiree and employee health care?
"Those who serve our school system should be able to enjoy the benefits of their employment with peace of mind. I will commit to preserving the funding of retirement and employee health care while not sacrificing quality instructional programs."
5. What part should standardized testing play in LAUSD's educational programs?
"While I don't believe standardized tests reflect the totality of student achievement, nor the best of a teacher, we unfortunately live in a world of standardization. I feel there is room to revise the culture of standardized testing and newer ways of assessing student and teacher aptitude. These should play an integral part in LAUSD education programs."
Arts for LA survey
Robinson did not fill out the candidate survey from Arts for LA, a group advocating greater investment in the arts.
Robinson told the Argonaut that she was "shocked" not to be included, and asserted that, "The United Way is a community-based organization and they should allow anyone who is recognized by the city to participate."
Jeneen Robinson 2013 campaign ad
Robinson is running in the 2013 election for the Los Angeles Unified School District Board, representing District 4 as a write-in. Robinson will face incumbent Steve Zimmer and Kate Anderson in the primary election on March 5, 2013. If no candidate receives a majority of the votes, the top two will advance to a runoff election on May 21, 2013. If a candidate does receive a majority of votes, that candidate wins and a runoff is not required.
|Los Angeles Unified School District 4, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Steve Zimmer Incumbent||51.7%||40,716|
|Source: Office of the City Clerk of Los Angeles These results are final.|
|Candidate||Campaign contributions||Personal funds||Indpt. expenditures in support||Indpt. expenditures opposed|
|Jeneen Robinson (write-in)||$26,284.43||$0||$0||$0|
| Campaign contributions and personal funds as reported through February 27, 2013 in the required filings with the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission. Independent expenditures are continually updated by the Commission. They were last updated here March 5, 2013. Source: Los Angeles City Ethics Commission|
During the 2013 campaign, Robinson registered 8 pieces of campaign literature with the City of Los Angeles City Ethics Commission. The campaign literature included 2 flyers, a TV speech script, 1 mailer, a business card, a banner, and two additional ad scripts.
No independent expenditure groups registered any literature supporting or opposing Robinson.
Robinson grew up in Virginia. She has a son.
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- Campaign website
- Campaign Facebook page
- Campaign Twitter feed
- Candidate information from the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles
- Video of LAUSD School Board District 4 Candidates' Forum (Robinson was not invited)
- LA School Report, "Westside Forum: Charters, Evaluation, Deasy," January 25, 2013
- Los Angeles Daily News, "LAUSD write-in candidate Jeneen Robinson ends campaign, endorses Steve Zimmer for District 4," February 27, 2013
- LA School Report, "Another Likely Board Candidate," October 22, 2012
- Candidates' answers to questions from the League of Women Voters
- Arts for LA Spring 2013 Candidate Surveys: LA Unified School Distrct
- Los Angeles Daily News, "LAUSD board candidates to appear at forums," January 19, 2013
- Argonaut, "Westchester: Write-in candidate blasts organizers of LAUSD school board forum," January 31, 2013
- California Participation Project, "Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Candidate Forums," accessed February 14, 2013
- Los Angeles City Ethics Commission, 2013 Municipal and LAUSD Election Disclosures
- LAUSD District 4 campaign literature, LA City Ethics Commission, accessed March 2, 2013