Ref Rodriguez's resignation ends the charter-backed majority on the Los Angeles Unified school board. Replacement plans are uncertain.
Ref Rodriguez pleaded not guilty to felony charges related to his 2015 campaign.
Refugio “Ref” Rodriguez will remain on the board until the case is resolved.
The outcome of the case could have an impact on future district policies.
Rodriguez says Los Angeles should shut down poor-performing charters while successful ones can share their practices with the rest of the district.