Stockton Unified’s Superintendent is Out
The Stockton Unified School District Board of Education has voted to accept the resignation of Superintendent John Deasy. The vote took place at a special online meeting Tuesday. It was a 4-3 vote.
Deasy’s departure will continue a long history of turnover at SUSD. That’s regrettable, said Deasy’s predecessor, Stockton City Councilman Dan Wright.
“I truly believe one of the primary reasons SUSD struggles to improve student achievement IS BECAUSE of the constant change the district has seen in leadership at both the Board and Superintendent levels," Wright wrote on social media. "That is not to say there will never be a need for change. However, there should be an overwhelming consensus of the need for such change.
"To take action at this time only invites a continuation of the revolving board/superintendent door that has plagued Stockton Unified since 2005."
Deasy assumed the position in 2018, becoming the 12th person to occupy the role on a permanent or temporary basis in the past 30 years. He still had one year left on his contract.
The reason for his exit isn’t clear.
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