STATEMENT: Mayor Garcetti on the appointment of LAUSD Interim Superintendent Vivian Ekchian

“The Board of Education made a wise choice with the selection of Vivian Ekchian as Interim Superintendent of LAUSD. She is a respected educator and proven administrator — who will provide the strong leadership and dedication that our young people deserve, and build on the progress that Michelle King delivered in her time leading the District. Angelenos are grateful to Interim Superintendent Ekchian for stepping up at a difficult moment, and I look forward to working closely with her to expand partnerships between LAUSD and the City that are helping to bring students closer to their dreams.” — Mayor Eric Garcetti