Today's LAUSD Board of Education meeting is starting. Rumors of planned acts of civil disobedience by UTLA members and LAUSD parents have been burning up the Twitter feeds. I think if anyone gets arrested, we should have a Bail-Out Bake Sale, you know, in case any of the teachers need bail money. Srlsy.
You can follow it live on Twitter at http://twitter.com/utla2009.
For live feed of other Twitter UTLA feeds, search UTLA or UTLA/2009 for more tweets from people actually there.
Update 1: Lots of security and media already there when the UTLA buses rolled up to Beaudry.
Update 2: Duffy is there giving Channel 2 an interview
Update 3: The doors to the board room have just opened. UTLA members flooding in.
[1:11 p.m.]: The meeting has started. [ed: And now I have to leave to pick up my Beckford Princess. Will be back in an hour.]
[2:14 p.m., updates via @utla/2009: Board has moved to secret, undisclosed location.
[2:20 p.m.]: Gregg Solkovitz speaking, but cannot hear in cafeteria, where tv monitors are showing mtg
[2:33 p.m.]: From inside the vacated board room, no arrests yet. Testimony from teachers still going on. Media still inside too.
[2:30 p.m.]: UTLA preparing for 4pm rally off 4th and Boylston.
[3:30 p.m.] UTLA members, families and community members beginning to arrive for 4pm rally.
[4:00 p.m.]: Picketers lining 4th St
[4:15 p.m. via @utla/2009 at Twitter: A bus of 40 students from LA High just showed up, bringing even more excitement.
[4:22 p.m.]: More students from Dorsey and Crenshaw!
[4:26 p.m.]: The brave "band of yellow" who risked arrest are being introduced
[4:28 p.m.]: They represent all regions of LAUSD and are ready to do it all over again.
[4:40 p.m.]: The enthusiastic crowd continues forward to stop increased class size that layoffs could lead to
It is at this point I have to sign off. Mom's gotta cook dinner. And maybe go to a Girl Scout Leader meeting tonight.
More updates when I can.....