STATEMENT: Mayor Garcetti on the retirement of LAUSD Superintendent Michelle King

“Michelle King has devoted her entire professional life to Los Angeles’ young people — and her time as superintendent has brought phenomenal progress to students across our city. LAUSD’s record graduation rates are a testament to her remarkable commitment, and it has been my privilege to work closely with her on making community college tuition-free for every district graduate, expanding after-school programs, making more campuses available for recreation, and creating new opportunities for students to get the work experience they need to build a more prosperous future for their families and communities. She is a close friend, and I send her love, prayers, and gratitude for extraordinary dedication and leadership.” — Mayor Eric Garcetti