POLITICS/EDUCATION: Los Angeles Unified School District, farewell to Superintendent John Deasy: "John Deasy expected to step down as LAUSD superintendent"; also, "LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy to resign" ....
* Los Angeles Times: "John Deasy expected to step down as LAUSD superintendent" - From the LAT:
Embattled L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy is expected to step down after reaching a settlement with the school board, according to a source familiar with the negotiations.
The L.A. Unified school board could name an interim superintendent as early as 10 a.m. Thursday, according to the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because it involved a personnel matter. Another source said the board was likely to select former Supt. Ramon Cortines to run the district on an interim basis.
As part of the departure agreement, Deasy is expected to receive about 60 days' pay, or roughly $60,000, sources said. His contract requires a severance payment of only 30 days, even though Deasy was under contract through June 2016.
Cortines retired as superintendent of L.A. Unifed in April 2011. He had a long career as a respected educator, but his exit was marred by a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a current district employee. A proposed settlement of that litigation later fell apart. Cortines, 82, lives in the Pasadena area. If he takes the interim job, it would be his third stint as district leader.
* Daily News: "LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy to resign"