Ramon Cortines Retires: LAUSD Superintendent To Step Down By Spring

LAUSD Superintendent Ramon Cortines has announced his intention to retire his post by next Spring. The LA Times reports:

The future of Cortines, who turned 78 on Thursday, had been the source of speculation for some time, especially with the recent appointment of a deputy superintendent, John Deasy, who was viewed by some as a potential successor.

In recent interviews, Cortines had said he was tired of the job's frustrations, especially having to deal with an ongoing financial crisis. But he repeatedly resisted setting a timetable for his departure.

Watch Cortines discuss his decision with KTLA