KPCC RADIO NEWS | December 5, 2008 8:04 PM
The L.A. Unified board of education has scheduled a closed door session on Tuesday. The agenda includes an item on the Superintendent’s job performance. Last Tuesday, some board members said they intended to discuss asking Superintendent David Brewer to step down, but didn’t.
Organizers of a Crenshaw District public forum are devoting Saturday morning’s session to the topic. KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has more.
Adolfo Guzman-Lopez: Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable founder Earl Ofari Hutchinson says he’s undecided whether Brewer should stay or go before his four-year contract is up. Two things concern him.
Earl Ofari Hutchinson: Number one, the process. I think that you really have to look at the overall performance of Dave Brewer, vis a vis the district itself, and essentially what he set out to do and what the district expected him to do, namely performance.
Guzman-Lopez: Hutchinson says he’s also worried about the growing influence of elected officials on the school district.
L.A. Councilwoman Janice Hahn’s moving forward with a proposal to change the superintendent post from an appointed to an elected position.