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Michelle King will head LAUSD as superintendent search continues

LA School Report | December 21, 2015

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Michelle King, Deputy Superintendent LAUSDVia Los Angeles Times | by Howard Blume

Ten days after Los Angeles schools Supt. Ramon C. Cortines quietly slipped out of the district, his deputy, Michelle King, is assuming the role until a permanent successor is selected, officials said. The Board of Education had hoped to announce a new superintendent Saturday, but emerged from a closed door, 13-hour session with nothing settled. Although the board took no official action, King will serve as superintendent because she was the No. 2 administrator under Cortines, said district general counsel David Holmquist. King is a candidate for the top job, but there is no indication that her provisional promotion is either an endorsement or a sign that she’s out of the running.

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