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LAUSD extends Cortines’ contract

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Ramon Cortines received a one-year contract extension from the Board of Education May 12.

Terms of the extension were still under review, but nothing, including salary, was expected to change from the previous pact, which runs through June 30, according to Thomas Waldman, the districts director of communications.

Cortines’ current contract calls for him to receive an annual salary of $300,000.

The agreement will become public once the deal is finished, Waldman said.

Cortines was appointed interim superintendent on Oct. 16, replacing John Deasy, who resigned.

Cortines also served as LAUSD superintendent from 2008-11, when he was succeeded by Deasy. Cortines was also the district’s interim superintendent in 2000.