LAUSD to begin search for leader ASAP, as King retires

Jan 11, 2018 by

LA Unified’s school board can begin the search for a new superintendent immediately, the district’s lead attorney said this week, and the board president said members will hold weekly discussions as they move to bring stability to a district that has had nine superintendents in 20 years.

The school board held its first meeting of the new year Tuesday without any public discussion of Superintendent Michelle King’s announcement last week that she will retire or what the next steps might be. But in a closed session later Tuesday afternoon, the seven-member board unanimously decided to name acting superintendent Vivian Ekchian as interim superintendent.

“We had a very substantial conversation, and the board decided we would talk about this weekly as we figure out the next steps in the search process,” said board President Mónica García after the closed session.

Last Friday, King announced that she will retire when her contract runs out at the end of June, remaining on medical leave until then, and that cancer is the reason she has been out since September. García, who said she has met with King, said she heard much well-wishing as she toured schools on Monday. “There was a flood of humanity and concern for Dr. King’s well-being,” she said.


Source: LAUSD to begin search for leader ASAP, as King retires – Daily News

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