L.A. schools Supt. Deasy gets contract extension
The Los Angeles Board of Education has extended the contract of Supt. John Deasy by one year, through June 2015.
Deasy’s contract requires an evaluation by the end of October, and if that evaluation is positive, his contract automatically extends one more year, which is what occurred. The contract had previously been set to expire in June 2014. The school board and Deasy also have the right to terminate the agreement at any time with 30 days' notice.
The formal vote was 6-0. Board member Richard Vladovic did not vote because he had to leave the meeting early for personal reasons. The action was announced at the end of a special meeting Tuesday evening before a nearly empty meeting room.
Deasy’s salary remains at $330,000 a year. Deasy also is entitled to a car, a driver and a $500,000 life insurance policy under the agreement. There also are performance incentives that could increase his earnings by $30,000. He did not meet the performance incentives, which were related to third-grade reading scores, graduation rates and ninth-grade algebra.
Even though Deasy didn't meet bonus targets, district academic achievement improved in many areas over the last year.
Like other employees, Deasy has agreed to accept 10 unpaid furlough days to help balance the district budget.
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Photo: LAUSD Supt. John Deasy tours Central Region High School in 2011. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times