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