LAUSD Trustee Settles Ethics Complaint

Los Angeles Unified School District Board Member Scott Schmerelson has settled an ethics complaint with the Fair Political Practices Commission. He will pay a $400 fine

The FPPC accused Schmerelson of improperly filing a campaign finance disclosure form that omitted stock holdings. He had previously been issued a warning by the FPPC for failing to disclose investment information.

Schmerelson has said the violations were the result of a reporting error, which he regrets.

Schmerelson represents Board District 3 in the San Fernando Valley. He faces a re-election challenge from Marilyn Koziatek in the fall.