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Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Noting the Passing of Education Advocate Scott Folsom

The Crusade for True Education Reform within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has lost a Great Advocate with the Passing of Northeast LA and PTA Activist Scott Folsom, who lost a two-year battle with Cancer at the Age of 69.
From LAUSD: Scott Folsom thanking audience for Standing Ovation as he receives the first-ever Board President Award for Service in March of 2016.
** Blogger's Note: Please pardon us momentarily as we step away from our normal impersonal bloggin mannerism ........, to extend heartfelt prayers and condolences to the Family of longtime Education Advocate Scott Folsom, who lost a two-year battle with cancer at 69
The Mt. Washington resident began his educational crusade as a PTA member at his neighborhood-namesake (and daughter Alana's) elementary school, laying the foundation for a decades-commitment to improving parent involvement (via his California PTSA leadership), supporting teachers (as noted in the LA Times) and ceaselessly advocating for program to improve the student environment within LAUSD (via his long tenure on the district's Bond Oversight Committee). 
As the accolades and tributes for Folsom continue on Social Media, we would be bloggin remiss if we did not note the under-appreciated comedic qualities of Folsom, that regular readers of his great "4LAKIDs Blog" became accustomed to. 
During the 2013 LAUSD Elections, both Folsom and this blogger readily found the comedic value of then re-elected Board Member Monica "La Gorda" Garcia's "Dream Big Billboard (LOL!! the motivation for her "Gorda Boo Boo Moniker"), while also taking note of the adverse, ethical ramifications of her "FREE", pre-election exposure.
The 2013 LAUSD School Board Member Monica "Gordo Boo Boo" Garcia Billboard in El Sereno.
The Mt. Washington Homeowners Alliance Facebook Page has posted the following regarding a gathering to celebrate the life of Scott Folsom.

IN REMEMBRANCE OF SCOTT FOLSOM Please join Scott’s family and friends in remembering and celebrating his life at Mt. Washington Elementary’s Multipurpose Room on August 27th, 2016 at 2pm 2981 San Rafael Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90065 

Our thoughts and Prayers to the Folsom Family
Scott Johnson
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