Tuesday, June 22, 2010


from the LAUSD Communications Office Webpage | http://bit.ly/aR0dWb


Reality takes a furlough?  And that Board of Education meeting where they hired the new Deputy Superintendent – and all the other stuff* that happened …it didn't happen?

This would be funny if it wasn't pathetic. – smf

*School protests, new deputy superintendent and ….

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Tuesday June 22nd - About 200 members of the union that represents L.A. Unified clerical workers protested outside school district headquarters today.California School Employees Association leaders organized the action. They want the district to resume bargaining over pay concessions to help L.A. Unified close a large budget deficit. Statewide Association president Allan Clark said administrators rejected a proposal to avoid the layoff of 2,500 L.A. Unified clerical workers.

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A L.A. Unified spokesman said the proposal didn't do enough to help the school district solve its budget problems.

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Board of Education has named a new deputy superintendent. The board voted today to name John Deasy to the post. Deasy is the deputy director of education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

In that role, he currently oversees the $200 million educational grant program for the Gates Foundation, the nation's biggest player in the school reform movement.

Deasy will fill a post that has been vacant since the previous deputy superintendent, Ramon Cortines, was appointed superintendent two years ago. The appointment also creates a possible successor to Cortines, who has 18 months left on his contract and is 77 years old.

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