LAUSD holds press conference to announce Michelle King as new superintendent

File: Ramon Cortines attends his first LAUSD school board meeting after his predecessor, John Deasy, stepped down in October 2014.
File: Ramon Cortines attends his first LAUSD school board meeting after his predecessor, John Deasy, stepped down in October 2014.
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File: Ramon Cortines attends his first LAUSD school board meeting after his predecessor, John Deasy, stepped down in October 2014.
File: Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy. Deasy stepped down as head of the district after a controversial tenure.
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File: Ramon Cortines attends his first LAUSD school board meeting after his predecessor, John Deasy, stepped down in October 2014.
File: L.A. Unified teacher Elgin Scott holds a likeness of former superintendent John Deasy at a teachers union rally protesting the influence of billionaire Eli Broad in the school district's superintendent search.
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The Los Angeles Unified School District was set to make an announcement about their search for a new superintendent at 5 p.m. Monday, but before the press conference, an alert on their Web site said that Michelle King had been chosen as the new superintendent.

Read more about the new superintendent Michelle King here.

"L.A. School Board selects Michelle King as new superintendent," read the alert.

LAUSD has been looking for a new superintendent since former superintendent John Deasy resigned. Ramon Cortines has served as interim superintendent.