Supt. Ramon C. Cortines Appoints New Chief Information Officer

 LOS ANGELES (May 26, 2015)  – Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent
Ramon C. Cortines has announced the appointment of Shahryar Khazei as the District’s new Chief Information Officer.

With a background in mechanical engineering, Khazei has served the District for more than 30 years in various capacities, most recently as Deputy Chief Information Officer in charge of infrastructure and systems support. Khazei has years of experience managing business decisions around deployment of the technology solutions needed to support education and operations in a multi-billion dollar enterprise, including the Data Center, network (including local and wide area networks), software development, architecture and data security.
“Mr. Khazei has extensive experience working with the District and in our IT Division,” the superintendent said. “I am confident he will move us forward as we continue to make strides in our efforts to recover the My Integrated Student Information System, and he has the experience we seek to provide leadership for our students and employees.”
In acceptance of his appointment, Khazei expressed, "It is my honor and pleasure to serve and provide the best technology services for the students, teachers, and administrators of the Los Angeles Unified School District."
Besides developing, testing, monitoring and maintaining all computer systems related to attendance, enrollment, contracts, budgets, business, financial and other applications, the chief information officer also provides support in the use of My Integrated Student Information System – the District’s effort to provide a fully-integrated student information system used to support the education of every student from enrollment through graduation.
Moreover, the chief information officer takes the lead role in creating standards for District-developed or modified computer systems. Responsibilities also include planning, organizing, directing and coordinating activities related to telecommunications, the computer network as well as computer, electronics and office machine repair.
“This is a key position tasked with anticipating emerging information technology trends and developing innovative responses to future needs, while also being responsible for the day-to-day operations of information services’ functions,” Cortines said.