The panel that oversees spending of Los Angeles Unified's bond revenue on Wednesday refused Superintendent John Deasy's request for nearly $17.5 million to jump-start the purchase of computer tablets for every student, the Los Angeles Daily News reports. The Bond Oversight Committee voted 7-3 for the plan, but that was one vote short of the eight needed for passage, officials said. Deasy wanted to borrow the revenue from voter-approved Measure Y funds that had been earmarked for construction of a preschool in the southern portion of the school district. The $17.5 million would have funded the first phase of his...

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