LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy is expected to resign, according to multiple reports.
Citing unnamed sources, the Los Angeles Times is among others reporting that Deasy is leaving his post, and could make the announcement as early as 10 a.m. Thursday.READ MORE: LA County COVID Vaccination Sites Focusing On Equity, Access
According to L.A. School Report, Deasy signed a separation agreement following weeks of negotiations, ending his employment.
Calls made by CBS2 to district officials for independent confirmation were not immediately returned.
Deasy, who is abroad touring South Korean schools, was not present during a school board meeting Tuesday night.
KCAL9 political reporter Dave Bryan says his sources indicate the board met behind closed doors for more than seven hours.READ MORE: Storm Brings Hail, Wet Driving Conditions To Southern California
During that time, they were reportedly negotiating a deal with Deasy’s attorney. The board, however, made no announcement after adjourning Tuesday.
Calls made to his cellphone indicate that the 53-year-old is out of the country until Oct. 18.
Deasy’s tenure as head of the second-largest school district in the nation has been mired in controversy over the district’s iPad program, and most recently, the launch of the MiSiS scheduler.
Deasy served as superintendent for three and a half years.MORE NEWS: LA Schools To Resume Outdoor Sports; Participants Required To Wear Masks, Undergo Weekly COVID Testing
No further information was available.