L.A. school board holds its first interview for job of superintendent

Dec 7, 2015 by

The Los Angeles Board of Education held an unusual Sunday meeting to interview candidates for the job of superintendent of the nation’s second-largest school system. Except for brief periods to open and close the meeting, the entire session was conducted out of public view, and no announcement was made at the conclusion.

“The board is approaching this with both the intensity and the focus that a decision that stands to affect so many children mandates,” said board president Steve Zimmer in a brief interview afterward.

The gathering was the first occasion for the school board to question one or more of those under serious review for the job of schools chief. About seven candidates initially are being considered from a pool of more than 100 brought forward by a search firm; their names have not been released.

Besides taking place on Sunday, the most unusual aspect of the meeting was that, after beginning in open session for one minute, board members traveled across the 110 Freeway to the 63rd floor of the U.S. Bank Tower to conduct interviews.

Source: L.A. school board holds its first interview for job of superintendent – LA Times

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