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Statement from the Los Angeles Unified Board of Education (04-21-21)

CONTACT:                                                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Shannon Haber, 213-393-1289                             April 21, 2021

Statement from the Los Angeles Unified Board of Education

LOS ANGELES (April 21, 2021) – We would like to thank Superintendent Austin Beutner for his three years of dedicated service to the students and families of LA Unified. We are particularly grateful for his unwavering leadership during the extraordinary challenges facing our school district during the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of that pandemic response, LA Unified has served more than 120 million meals to students and families in need, provided devices and internet connectivity to every student, provided COVID tests and vaccinations for the school community and has safely begun reopening our school campuses to in-person learning for the first time in more than a year. Superintendent Beutner was instrumental in providing these essential services to our communities at this challenging time. 

The Superintendent will continue to work diligently to support our students and schools through the planned end of his term on June 30. While we are disappointed that he will not continue to serve as Superintendent past that date, we sincerely wish him and his family all the best. The Board remains committed to providing a high-quality public education to every child in Los Angeles and, as part of that work, will embark on a robust and equitable search process to find our next leader.