Deasy is set to remain with the district on “special assignment” (read: a little golden parachute) through the end of the year.
His predecessor, former Superintendent Ramon Cortines, was named interim superintendent; he’ll take over the job on Monday.
Cortines retired as superintendent in April 2011 after a long career as a respected educator, but his exit was marred by a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a current district employee.
Under Deasy’s tenure, the school district came under fire for a plan to equip every student with an iPad. To be sure, the board’s investigation into his handling of that $1.3 billion plan will continue.
There were also teacher scandals involving sexual impropriety, and a teachers’ union that voted no confidence in him.