L.A. School Board Renews Superintenent's Contract

LOS ANGELES (May 12, 2015) – The Los Angeles Board of Education agreed Tuesday to renew Superintendent Ramon Cortines’ contract for another year as leader of the nation’s second-largest school district.

Terms of the deal were still under review, but nothing, including salary, was expected to change from the previous pact. The agreement, which would renew Cortines’ role as superintendent through June 2016, will become public once the deal is finished.

Cortines returned from retirement last October to the Los Angeles Unified School District. He was the board’s unanimous pick to replace the previous superintendent, John Deasy, who resigned from the job.

For Cortines, the move became a third tour of duty leading the District. He previously retired in April 2011 as superintendent from L.A. Unified.