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California Department of Education News Release
Release: #13-120
December 5, 2013
Contact: Tina Jung
E-mail: communications@cde.ca.gov
Phone: 916-319-0818

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on Death of Veteran Los Angeles School Trustee

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson issued the following statement after the death today of Los Angeles Board of Education Trustee Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte:

"Marguerite was a true friend and leader to her schools, her district, and her community—but, most of all, to the students she served. She was a valiant champion for children, someone who was guided by a deep-rooted belief in their limitless potential. At this difficult time, my thoughts are with the people she represented so well, along with her friends and family."

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Tom Torlakson — State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5206, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100

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