From the Los Angeles Times:

Upset over a policy disagreement with the school board, Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Ramon Cortines offered his resignation Friday, only to later be persuaded to stay on, according to several district officials.

Cortines, 78, had already planned to retire in spring, but sent an email around noon Friday to board members saying he would resign in December, according to several officials who saw the email.

“There was a letter, there was a misunderstanding, a lot of conversation and resolution but there is no resignation,” said Monica Garcia, LAUSD board president.

“I’m completely confident…we are going to stay focused on the work. Kids are counting on us.”

Cortines was frustrated with the school board over a resolution members planned to introduce next week to overrule a plan he had to eliminate school plant managers.

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