Dec 1, 2008

LA school board might pay superintendent to leave

This intriguing item was listed on the agenda for Tuesday's special LAUSD board meeting (emphasis mine):
2. Personnel (Government Code §54957)
Employee Evaluation:
Superintendent of Schools
Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release
The agenda was sent out just before the Thanksgiving Day holiday and received little attention. The government code is often cited by school boards and city councils who want to privately negotiate a nice severance package so their top officials will leave without putting up a public fuss.

Now Howard Blume of the LA Times has this story in tomorrow's paper:
Key civic leaders have lost confidence in L.A. School Supt. David L. Brewer and are quietly pressing for him to leave his $300,000-a-year position as head of the nation's second-largest school system, The Times has learned.

The school board is expected to discuss buying out Brewer's contract in a private meeting today, according to sources close to the district who are not authorized to speak about closed sessions.
I assume "today" means Tuesday and it just wasn't fixed for the Web.

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