Principal Joseph Nacorda announced to the school's faculty and staff on Friday evening that he would be leaving the school at the end of the current academic year.
In a brief email sent to teachers, Nacorda said that we would be assigned to LAUSD's North Educational Service Center (ESC). According to LAUSD's website, ESC's were established by former Superintendent Ramon Cortines to "assist all current and displaced District employees to address a variety of work-related questions and to access resources."
Nacorda's full email reads as follows:
This is to inform you that the Superintendent has assigned me to be a High School Director in LAUSD, Educational Service Center, North.
My last day at Franklin will be June 19th.
I will inform you when I have information from the Superintendent regarding the new Principal.
Nacorda began his brief stay as Franklin's Principal at the beginning of the 2010/2011 school year. According to Monica Whalen, Franklin's teachers union representative, he is the 25th top level administrator to lead the school in the last decade.
Nacorda's reassignment comes amidst several other transitions at Franklin High School, including a year-long effort to rebuild its staff and curriculum through Public School Choice and the possible placement of a charter school on their campus.
More details as we get them.