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Waiting for a new superintendent

About two dozen people attended a meeting at the Roybal Learning Center near downtown in October to talk about what they want in a Los Angeles schools chief. Consultant Hank Gmitro, a retired superintendent, led the meeting. 

(Howard Blume / Los Angeles Times)

Amid the furor of the tumultuous week at the Los Angeles Unified School District, the school board has been continuing the process of interviewing candidates to become the superintendent of the nation’s second-largest school district.

Though Supt. Ramon C. Cortines remains available for emergencies, he has retired from day-to-day duties.

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In the meantime, while the board works behind closed doors, check out our infographic on potential contenders for this important job.


Since the graphic was originally published, new names have emerged in our reporting. You can read about them in reporter Howard Blume’s story here.

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