The Palos Verdes Peninsula Board of Education appointed a new superintendent Wednesday but will keep the current one on staff -- at full pay.
Donald Austin, formerly an assistant superintendent of educational services at Huntington Beach Union High School District, will replace Walker Williams, who has has held the Palos Verdes position since 2006. He had announced that he would retire at the end of the 2014-15 school year.
"I am going to give my best effort. Every day, you'll get all of me," Austin told the board.