October 6, 2015

Community groups want a say in LAUSD superintendent search

Original article in the Los Angeles Daily News by City News Service.

LOS ANGELES — A coalition of community groups sent a letter to members of the Los Angeles Unified School District board today outlining desired characteristics for the district’s next superintendent, and asking that a panel of civil rights and community leaders be allowed to meet with the top three candidates.

“Our expectation is that you will hire the type of superintendent who will lead this district down the path of continued student achievement gains, like the ones we have seen in recent years,” the letter states. “This is a critical moment for LAUSD. It calls for collaborative leadership and solution- driven action.”

...Groups supporting the letter sent to the board members include the United Way of Greater Los Angeles, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Foundation, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Educators 4 Excellence, Public Counsel and East Los Angeles Boys & Girls Clubs.

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