Deasy Sells his Apple Stock, Eliminating iPad Conflict
LA School Report | November 11, 2013
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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.