Kleinrock Fills Role of SMUSD Interim Superintendent

Loren Kleinrock
Loren Kleinrock

Loren Kleinrock, a familiar face in the San Marino Unified School District for decades, was tabbed as interim superintendent by the Board of Education this week.
Kleinrock, who served as superintendent from 2011-2014, will take the place of his own successor, Alex Cherniss, who submitted his resignation in August after accepting the superintendent position at Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District.
Most recently a temporary assistant principal at San Marino High School, Kleinrock has worked in a variety of teaching, coaching and administrative roles with SMUSD since 1975. Continue reading “Kleinrock Fills Role of SMUSD Interim Superintendent”

Superintendent, Settlement Top SMUSD Leaders’ Concerns

Although the San Marino Unified School District Board of Education did not reach a decision last week on its next step regarding the soon-to-be-open superintendent job, it was poised to take another closed-session crack at it during a meeting this week.
In another matter taking place behind closed doors, district officials also continue to hammer out a settlement agreement in a lawsuit they are facing.
The board was scheduled to meet in closed session starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, after The Outlook’s press deadline. It previously met in closed session after its regular meeting Aug. 28, although no decisions were made. Continue reading “Superintendent, Settlement Top SMUSD Leaders’ Concerns”

Settlement Conference Planned in Norgaard Dispute

Lawyers for a variety of San Marino Unified School District officials and the school board member who is suing them plan to meet for a settlement conference this month, a development that delayed a special school board meeting in which the plaintiff faced possible censure from his colleagues.
In addition, counsel for the defense filed a motion this week indicating its plans to request the dismissal of the lawsuit at a Sept. 6 hearing, citing what it says are shortcomings in the allegations. Continue reading “Settlement Conference Planned in Norgaard Dispute”