Deasy Sells his Apple Stock, Eliminating iPad Conflict
LA School Report | November 11, 2013
LA Unified Superintendent John Deasy is expected to attend the school board tomorrow, following his absence from the special meeting last Tuesday that focused on technology issues.
He had a legitimate excuse: His ownership of stock in Apple, Inc., created a conflict of interest, precluding his participation in conversations about the district’s on-going use of iPads. So he skipped the meeting.
But Deasy has sold his stock, a district spokesman confirmed today, a change that will allow him to weigh in tomorrow, when iPads will command lot of attention, including a district proposal to keep the iPads rolling. Others, he will discover, are not so gung-ho.