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What exactly does LAUSD’s superintendent do?

LA School Report | January 19, 2016

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Los-Angeles-Times-logoBy Sonali Kohli 

If your child attends a public school, you might find yourself asking questions. Who is in charge of making sure the principal is good? Who controls contracts with food vendors so that your kids have healthy lunches? Who is responsible for acquiring textbooks? Who sets the tone on what teachers should be doing?

The answer is the superintendent.

In the L.A. Unified School District, the Board of Education recently approved Michelle King, a career educator who has worked at L.A. Unified for more than three decades, to take on that role.

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