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A special LAUSD board meeting to define superintendent profile

Mike Szymanski | November 16, 2015

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superintendent searchThe LAUSD school board plans a meeting tomorrow afternoon to set the guidelines for a Leadership Profile that the board will us in picking the next school superintendent.

The meeting was called last week after the search firm of Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates presented its compilation of input from community forums, private interviews and surveys.

In open session starting at 1 p.m. at district headquarters, the school board will hear from the search firm again to discuss and define the desired characteristics of the next superintendent. Then, after hearing from any members of the public, the board will retreated into closed session. Any decisions made will be announced in public after the private meeting.

Earlier, at 9:30 tomorrow morning, the Budget, Facilities and Audit Committee will hear a report from district lawyers about the possibility of turning all of LA Unified in a charter school district.

Also on the committee’s agenda are a detailed report on the charter schools that LAUSD oversees, the budget of the charter schools division and how much it costs for the district to monitor the charter schools. The committee, chaired by Mónica Ratliff, plans to get a report on healthcare, pension and other post-employment benefits costs, which were cited in a report last week as major contributor to the financial stability of the district.

The Office of the Inspector General also plans to report about their collaboration with the Charter School Division and its costs.

At 4 p.m., Mónica García’s Successful School Climate: Progressive Discipline and Safety Committee plans to hear from an FBI agent, a probation director and other experts about a call to collaborate and stop the commercial exploitation of children. The committee also will get an update on the Ready to Learn: El Niño Preparedness in our Schools program from Chief Facilities director Mark Hovatter and Maintenance and Operations director Roger Finstad.

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