Rats Off A Sinking Ship
Glenn Gritzner who has served as a Special Assistant to Superintendent Roy Romer announced his departure today to take a position as Managing Director, working in the Public Law and Policy Strategy practice at the law firm of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal.
As he departed, Gritzner took a chance to take a swipe at the District's critics saying, "For those of you in the Los Angeles political sphere, this District deserves better than it gets. We have made real progress in the last few years. Please keep that in mind the next time you pick up your paper and there's another of the inevitable hiccups in a place this size."
Jim McConnell, LAUSD's chief facilities executive is also resigning to "pursue other interests." On his departure McConnell was quoted as saying "I've done what I came here to do. We've built a world-class team. We're building much-needed new schools."
It is anticipated that Superintendent Romer will retire sometime next year.