When the Fontana Unified School District (FUSD) Board of Eduction hired a new superintendent in Nov. 2013, they hired someone with no superintendent experience. Dr. Leslie Boozer was brought on board after having worked short stints as a teacher in Los Angeles and a chief of schools in Chicago, Ill.
Boozer’s lack of experience was so significant that the district paid for a mentor for her first two years to help Boozer learn how to be a superintendent. Originally the contract required a current or former California superintendent be hired as her mentor but she was able to convince the board to allow her to hire an old friend from back east.
That contract expired last November and critics say little was accomplished during those two years. As a matter of fact, they say, the biggest effect from having Boozer and her mentor running FUSD is a systematic reduction in public safety on school campuses.
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