Can New Central Superintendent Alvarado Heal the District?

Central Unified didn’t have to look far to fill its superintendent position.

The school district announced the hiring of Andy Alvarado, currently the superintendent of Golden Valley Unified in Madera Ranchos. The board approved his hiring on a 5-2 vote Tuesday night.

Alvarado sees his role as healing a rift in the Central community.

“Ultimately, it’s my responsibility to try to win over the community. I think that once they see that see my work ethic and my engagement with the staff and parents and students and community alike, I think my actions speak for themselves,” Alvarado said.

Alvarado’s hiring caps a four-month contentious search for the school district after the Feb. 27 firing of Mark Sutton.  Some community members rallied around Sutton and were upset that the board provided no public reasoning for its 4-3 vote to dismiss him.

Read more at GV Wire.


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