School District COO Resigns After 2 Months

Only two months after his appointment, the chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Unified School District has abruptly resigned the post.

Allen Solomon, the former associate vice dean of operations at UCLA, canceled his remaining appointments last week. He gave no official explanation for his decision and was not available for comment Monday.

Supt. Roy Romer said Solomon chose to leave after the job evolved into one with less authority than he had expected. Solomon had expected to oversee facilities at a time when the district is struggling to build about 85 schools under harsh deadlines.

"There is so much at stake there I have to be involved on a daily basis in facilities," Romer said.

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