CLASS Outlines Desired Characteristics and Community Process for the Next Superintendent of LAUSD Schools
At the end of this year, current Superintendent of LAUSD schools, Ramon Cortines, is retiring. The LAUSD school board is already in the process of finding his replacement. The superintendent plays a critical role in driving the academic success of the students of Los Angeles. This individual must be a champion for high-needs children and their families.
CLASS is hopeful that the Board, as public servants to the communities they serve, will select someone who is collaborative, solution-driven and student focused. We also request that the Board does not make their decision in isolation, and they uphold all opportunities to engage with other leaders and stakeholders when weighing the candidates.
Communities for Los Angeles Student Success (CLASS) is a coalition of parent, student, educator, community-based and civil rights organizations that, since its inception, is dedicated to ensuring all students in Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) receive an equitable, high-quality public education. The coalition, through its ten core organizations and over 60 network partners, represents over 150,000 constituents.