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2016 opens with LAUSD board closing in on new superintendent

LA School Report | January 4, 2016

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superintendent searchThe new year is starting out much as the old year ended, with the LA Unified school board still deliberating on a new superintendent.

The board’s conversation is scheduled to continue in another closed session tomorrow —  the seventh devoted to the selection — and an announcement would follow if a vote by the members produces a replacement for the retired Ramon Cortines.

While there is some expectation that a new superintendent could be named tomorrow, it’s more likely that the new superintendent would be announced at some point during the board’s regularly monthly meeting on Jan. 12. Meanwhile, Michelle King, a deputy to Cortines, is serving as an interim.

Whoever is selected would become the district’s 16th different leader since 1937, bearing in mind that Cortines has served three times. All of them have been men.

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