POLITICS/EDUCATION: Los Angeles Unified School District, relationship between LAUSD board and Supt. Deasy: "LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy ordered to submit a succession plan"....
* Daily News: "LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy ordered to submit a succession plan" - From the DN:
Los Angeles Unified board member Bennett Kayser, part of a majority that has been increasingly critical of Superintendent John Deasy, sent a letter Friday to the schools chief demanding a plan spelling out who is in charge when he's gone.
The one-page letter from Kayser said he wants Deasy to submit a succession plan for himself and his senior staff that details "immediate, short- and long-term succession plans delineating timelines, positions and personnel." He also wants the plan to address potential impacts on contracts and action plans and to identify any "risks" that might affect the district.
He wants the board to review a draft succession plan by the start of school or soon thereafter. The next board meeting is Aug. 20, a week after classes resume.
Kayser said the letter was merely procedural, and not an indication that he wants Deasy replaced. He issued a statement characterizing his request as "a minor governance and risk management matter."
* Los Angeles Times: "A request for Supt. Deasy to submit 'succession' plan attracts attention" - From the LAT:
A Los Angeles Board of Education member has requested a "succession plan" for schools Supt. John Deasy, sparking speculation about moves to replace the leader of the nation's second-largest school system.The request, made in a Friday letter from board member Bennett Kayser, asks that the plan "be drawn up by and for" the superintendent and senior staff of the L.A. Unified School District.
The timing is curious..............