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July 17, 2013
San Juan trustees appoint veteran leader as acting superintendent

By Cathy Locke
clocke@sacbee.com

General Davie Jr., a former of superintendent of the San Juan Unified School District, has been selected for a return engagement.

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The district board, during a special meeting tonight, appointed Davie as the district's acting superintendent, effective immediately, according to a district news release.

Davie was superintendent of the district from 1998 through 2005. After leaving the district, he remained active in the education community, serving as interim superintendent in a number of school districts, consulting on education issues and maintaining an active role in the San Juan Education Foundation, which raises funds to support San Juan Unified schools.

"We are pleased General Davie has agreed to help provide leadership as we prepare for the start of a new school year," board president Larry Masuoka said in a written statement. "General's familiarity with the district and community will help ensure a smooth start to the year and continued focus on our community-developed strategic plan."

The current superintendent, Glynn Thompson, has been on paid administrative leave since May 15, when the board launched an independent investigation into complaints filed with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. The investigation is continuing and Thompson remains on leave.

Davie's contract calls for him to receive $850 per day in compensation for a maximum of 46 days. He will not be provided health and welfare benefits, paid vacation or sick days.

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About Report Card

Loretta KalbLoretta Kalb started her reporting career at The Sacramento Union, moved to KOVR-13 as a television reporter, editor and producer, headed to The Associated Press in San Francisco and eventually returned to Sacramento and joined The Sacramento Bee. Throughout her career, she has covered the state Legislature, courts, local government and, now, education. She is a Chico native and an Elk Grove resident.

Diana LambertDiana Lambert began her journalism career as a proofreader at the Lodi News-Sentinel. She is now a senior writer at The Sacramento Bee covering K-12 education and California State University, Sacramento. Previously she was The Bee’s Elk Grove bureau chief. Lambert was raised in a military family and lived at bases around the globe. She attended four high schools, graduating from Tokay High in Lodi and then Sacramento State University. She lives in Elk Grove.

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