In his 40-year career in education, Don Brann has led districts big and small, created a chain of charter schools and revitalized faltering school systems. But he has never come across a district in such dire straits as his next challenge — Inglewood Unified School District.
"I don't think anyone has," he said. "This is an extraordinary situation."
Last week Brann took the helm of the financially troubled school system — one that has been taken over by the state, must bridge a massive deficit and prepare to begin paying back a $55-million state loan, while also staving off plummeting enrollment.