The Initiative for the Schools LA Students Deserve petition was submitted to UTLA in January 2013 and addressed to the UTLA President.
Signatures were then delivered to UTLA on February 20, 2013. The UTLA membership department completed verification on the membership status of the 1,130 signatures that were received, thus compliant with the requirement of the Constitution for the initiative to be placed before a membership vote.
Voting packets were distributed during the March 20, 2013 Area Meetings and voting took place at school sites and UTLA between Tuesday, April 2 and Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
By an overwhelming voting margin, UTLA members made it clear that the direction of LAUSD was not aligned with the priorities of educators and the needs of the classroom.