Stockton Unified University District Superintendent John Ramirez Jr. has resigned soon after just above a 12 months in the position.
The district stated Ramirez has found it needed to treatment for his elderly mothers and fathers.
Dr. Francine Baird, assistant superintendent of College student Assist Solutions, will operate Stockton Unified’s day-to-day functions till a new superintendent is appointed, the district reported. Baird has been an educator for extra than two many years and has served as a district administrator, principal and teacher.
Ramirez’s resignation, which came during a special Board of Trustees assembly on Thursday, was talked about underneath agenda item 2.1 titled self-control/dismissal/launch. Nonetheless, particulars or documents relating to this portion of the board’s distinctive meeting are not offered on their on the internet agenda since it was talked over in closed session.
When the board reconvened, board Vice President and Trustee Ray Zulueta announced the board voted 4-2 in favor of accepting Ramirez’s resignation. AngelAnn Flores and Alicia Rico voted in opposition to, and Maria Mendez was absent from the vote.
Ramirez was named interim superintendent in February 2021 and hired officially in May well 2021 right after previous SUSD superintendent and latest candidate for county superintendent Brian Biedermann abruptly resigned to focus on his wellness.
Biedermann was selected by the Board of Trustees to serve as interim superintendent after John Deasy stepped down April 21, 2020. In 2018, Deasy turned the district’s 12th interim or full-time superintendent above the past 30 a long time. Deasy succeeded present Stockton Town Councilman Dan Wright, who took more than as interim superintendent in August 2017 for Eliseo Davalos, who lasted 13 months. Carl Tolliver served two stints from Sept. 14, 2005, to June 30, 2006, and from July 2010 to June 2012.
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“It’s been a pleasure and good opportunity to serve as superintendent of the Stockton Unified University District,” Ramirez stated in an electronic mail furnished by the district. “I will be serving the learners and the Stockton Unified College Board in various capacity. I glance forward in performing all that I can to help the district.”
“I wish Mr. Ramirez Jr. the really very best and would like good wellbeing for his family members,” board President and Trustee Cecilia Mendez mentioned. “I would like to thank him for the tricky operate he has put in for the district and students.”
The board met for a limited discover specific board conference June 1 to examine Ramirez in shut session.
The conference, which lasted almost 4 hours, finished with almost nothing to report — meaning no action was taken — out of closed session.
Two district band teachers and an arts director spoke throughout general public remark to support Ramirez and thanked him for supporting their programs. Yet another member of the general public stated the district violated the timeline specified in the superintendent’s work agreement by not ending the staff evaluation by the close of May possibly.
According to Ramirez’s employment settlement, the board and he shall evaluate his employee performance, “no later on than each May perhaps of just about every calendar year, and shall produce objectives for Ramirez for the adhering to fiscal yr,” for each a screenshot of his work arrangement delivered by Melinda Meza, director of communications for the district.
Ramirez bounced amongst the shut session place and the board home exactly where the general public was sitting down. Board associates could be observed entering and exiting the room where the closed session was using area. Stockton Unified staff turned on music in the boardroom exactly where the public ended up seated to drown out the board customers arguing in the up coming home.
“This is crazy,” board clerk and Trustee Alicia Rico exclaimed in entrance of the public with a annoyed appear on her deal with.
A general public staff evaluation for the superintendent was also listed as a shut session item at the May possibly 10 Stockton Unified board conference. Community employee evaluations are commonly carried out after or twice a calendar year.
The upcoming common district board assembly is scheduled for June 14.
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