School district leader set to retire early
The Emery Unified School District still refuses to say why Superintendent Debbra Lindo is no longer leading the two-school district, but the school board confirmed Friday that she is officially retiring as of this month -- six months ahead of the schedule she had announced in October.
The board also announced that it has hired not just one, but two former Emeryville superintendents to guide the city's schools until a permanent replacement is chosen. John Quinn and John Sugiyama will work together to serve as interim superintendent through the end of the 2014 school year.
Lindo's unexpectedly early departure followed an unusual series of closed-session school board meetings that began in December. "We wish her all the best in her future endeavors," said a written board statement Friday that also thanked Lindo for her service.
-- Matt O'Brien, Staff