Los Angeles board votes to promote administrator to superintendent

Jan. 12, 2011
John Deasy will begin job on April 15

From The Los Angeles Daily News: The Los Angeles Unified School Board has selected John Deasy to become the next superintendent of the nation's second-largest school district.
Deasy will receive an annual salary of $330,000 - $80,000 more than retiring Superintendent Ramon Cortines' salary. The LAUSD school board voted 6-0, with one abstention, to promote Deasy from his No. 2 post to superintendent. His three-year contract will take effect April15, when Cortines is set to retire.
RELATED...from The Los Angeles Times: Deasy is well known in education circles: He's written and spoken widely, led three school districts in more than 12 years as a superintendent and worked for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He also completed an executive training program funded by philanthropist Eli Broad. EARLIER...from The Los Angeles Times: The selection of John Deasy to lead the Los Angeles Unified School District, expected to be approved Tuesday, would give the system a leader who is eager to make sweeping changes and who has earned the respect of disparate and often warring forces in the district. Taking on some of the thorniest issues in the system as top deputy to Supt. Ramon C. Cortines, Deasy has worked productively with union leaders, key community activists, the mayor's office and charter school operators.

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