LAUSD tablet program nixed; Superintendent’s request for $17.5M denied

The panel that oversees spending of Los Angeles Unified’s bond revenue on Wednesday refused Superintendent John Deasy’s request for nearly $17.5 million to jump-start the purchase of computer tablets for every student.

The Bond Oversight Committee voted 7-3 for the plan, but that was one vote short of the eight needed for passage, officials said.

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