The board narrowly approved Kemp's appointment, with board President Tamara Sobomehin, Vice President Stephanie Fitch and trustee Marielena Gaona-Mendoza voting in favor and trustees Sharifa Wilson and Ana Maria Pulido against it.
The district has not yet announced a new principal for Belle Haven.
The trustees unanimously approved Ravenswood Middle School teacher David Hicks as the school's new vice principal, effective April 29.
They also unanimously approved Alejandro Quezada, Ravenswood's STEM coordinator, as the new principal of Los Robles-Ronald McNair Academy, effective Aug. 1. (This was a 4-0 vote, as Pulido was absent during this item.)
Two other schools, Willow Oaks and Brentwood Academy, remain under interim leadership while their principals fill temporary positions at the district office until June 30. Brentwood Principal Jennifer Gravem is serving as the interim director of special education and Willow Oaks Principal Cindy Chin as interim director of student services. Director of Student Services Gina Sudaria is still Ravenswood's interim superintendent; the board has yet to announce details on its plan for hiring a permanent replacement for Gloria Hernandez-Goff, who resigned in March.
The board voted in March to appoint Willow Oaks Vice Principal Michelle Masuda as interim principal there and Brentwood Vice Principal Darice Thomas as Brentwood's, both through June 30.
Meanwhile, there could be more district-level leadership shuffles ahead. To address a tight budget, the board approved last month notices of possible reassignment for 19 certificated administrators. The board can rescind these notices if necessary.
According to the district, the positions that received notices are vice principals, principals, director of student services, coordinator of integrated services, coordinator of English Language Arts/English Language Development, director of curriculum and instruction, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, coordinator of data and assessment, integrated services program specialist and STEM coordinators.
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