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What Kind Of Leader Should Follow Austin Beutner At LA Unified?

LAist relies on reader support, not paywalls. Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today. As the Los Angeles Unified School District searches for a superintendent for the fourth time in the past decade, many are wondering who is qualified to run a 710-square-mile district with a student population approximately the size of Wyoming — and who would want to.
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LAUSD Supt. Austin Beutner to step down when his contract is up June 30

L.A. schools Supt. Austin Beutner, who has guided the nation’s second-largest school district through a tumultuous year of coronavirus-forced campus closures and a disruptive teachers strike, will step down as the district’s leader. Beutner announced his decision in a letter Wednesday to the Board of Education. “As the son of...

LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner Aims At Reopening Preschools, Elementary Schools By April 9

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner says he hopes to have preschools and elementary schools reopen for in-person learning by April 9. Playa Vista Elementary School like other elementary schools across most of the state are clear to reopen, but their timetable for doing so will depend on local factors. L.A. Unified appears to be far from ready. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)