Superintendent Beutner offers final briefing as he departs role of LAUSD chief

n the waning days of his tenure leading the nation’s second-largest public school system, Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner delivered his final weekly online address on Monday, June 28, offering a few pieces of advice to the district and his eventual successor.

“It’s been a privilege,” Beutner said of his three years serving as superintendent, seeing LAUSD through challenges such as the pandemic and a teachers’ union strike. Beutner will step down when his contract expires on Wednesday.

Starting Thursday, he will be replaced by Interim Superintendent Megan K. Reilly, a top financial officer in the district for more than a decade, while a search continues for a replacement. Click here to read more: