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LAUSD board votes to extend superintendent's contract through June 2015

John Deasy, head of the Los Angeles Unified School District, has had his contract extended for one more year through June 2015.
John Deasy, head of the Los Angeles Unified School District, has had his contract extended for one more year through June 2015. Nick Ut/AP

The L.A. Unified board Tuesday unanimously approved extending Superintendent John Deasy's contract for one more year through June 2015.

The vote was 6-0 with board member Richard Vladovic absent because of a "hardship," according to a release from school board President Monica Garcia's office. The formerly two-year contract was set to expire in June 2014.

“Dr. Deasy and his administrative team helped move our district forward in the face of so many challenges," Garcia said in the statement. "It is evident that there is good, thoughtful leadership at LAUSD and the unanimous vote validates that.”

The contract extension was part of the district's regular annual evaluation of the superintendent's performance.

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