L.A. Unified School District

Former Baltimore schools chief Andrés Alonso withdraws from consideration for L.A. schools job

Former Baltimore schools chief Andrés Alonso withdraws from consideration for L.A. schools job

Former Baltimore City schools superintendent Andrés Alonso, believed to be one of three remaining finalists to lead the Los Angeles school system, has withdrawn from consideration. The remaining known candidates in the confidential search are former investment banker Austin Beutner and interim Supt. Vivian Ekchian.

Alonso, 60, announced his decision on Twitter on Thursday night, saying he had notified the L.A. Unified School District on Monday.

“To those sending best wishes on the LAUSD superintendent job, I withdrew from the process on Monday, when a possibility emerged — no guarantee — in relation to the school system I first loved,” Alonso tweeted Thursday night....

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