The changes continue ... interesting to note that Lebs is going to Fullerton, the district that also lured away former CUSD exec Sherine Smith, now enjoying serving as Superintendent at Laguna Beach.
Deputy Superintendent of Business and Support Services Ronald N. Lebs has accepted a similar position in the Fullerton Joint Union High School District, Capistrano Unified School District officials announced today.
His last day will be Friday, Jan. 20.
Lebs came to the District in July 2008, overseeing a budget that has suffered nearly $80 million in reductions during his tenure. During the same time period, Lebs helped manage resources in order to expand educational opportunities to students, including extending the District’s highly regarding two-way language immersion program, the establishment of the District’s first International Baccalaureate candidate K-8 school, and a renewed emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math instruction.
“Ron has been a voice for prudence and reason in this district over the last three and a half years, and has helped this District manage its resources to best support the continued academic success of its students,” Superintendent Joe Farley said. “We will miss his expertise and experience as we prepare for the next fiscal year, but we wish him well as he faces new challenges in a new environment.”
Before arriving in CUSD, Lebs worked for the Sylvan Union School District in Modesto, where he served for nine years, first as Director of Facilities and then as Chief Business Officer.
The District will initiate a regional search for a Deputy Superintendent, Business and Support Services, and will identify an interim appointment while that process is implemented.