School board chooses new superintendent
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
County school board members picked Randolph Ward to replace Rudy Castruita who's retiring as superintendent after more than a decade. Ward is the state-appointed administrator at the Oakland Unified School District. He accepted the post three years ago when the district was $60-million-dollars in debt. The selection process has been a well-guarded secret, but board president Sue Hartly confirms Ward is the top candidate.
Hartly: "This person is very skilled at bringing business partners and coordinating with the business community for the benefit of public education. He has also done a very good job at raising money for public education through bond issues."
Hartley says if board members and Ward agree to a contract, he'll manage a $400 million budget and oversee 42 school districts. Ana Tintocalis, KPBS News.
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