LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The union representing teachers with the Los Angeles Unified School District gave Superintendent John Deasy a “failing grade” in a performance review released Thursday.
Nearly 8,500 members of United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) completed the 25-question Superintendent’s Performance Review in May, which was modeled after an annual survey about teachers conducted at school sites district-wide.
The vast majority of LAUSD teachers and health and human services professionals who took the survey found Deasy’s performance either “below average” or “poor.”
The lowest score – ranked on a scale from one to five, with five being the highest – was for morale and spending money wisely, according to the UTLA.
When asked if the superintendent positively influenced the morale of the staff, 86 percent graded him below average or poor, while 85 percent found Deasy below average or poor when asked if he spent LAUSD money wisely.
UTLA President Warren Fletcher told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO the questionnaire was intended to provide constructive feedback to LAUSD officials.