The principal and assistant principal for announced Wednesday morning at the campus that they will not be returning next school year.
Jackie Luzak and Aaron Dover have accepted positions in San Diego and Upland respectively, said Ellen Multari, a member of the Governing board.
"They're both going to be very difficult to replace,'' said Multari, who has a senior and an eighth grader on the campus.
"[Ms. Luzak] was extremely dedicated to her students and staff, and a fierce advocate for the school who made a lot of headway on the challenges that faced LCHS,'' she said.
One of those challenges during the 2011-12 school year was the public firestorm surrounding veteran LCHS , who was found to have used ethnically biased language in her classroom. Leko, accused of calling a student "Jew boy,'' settled with the district last month for $215,000. She will leave her position in June.
Another challenge administrators faced this school year was a public outcry about four calendared . Parents, with signs in hand, addressed the school board at the beginning of the year arguing the days amounted to little more than lost instructional time. The District countered that the collaboration time is invaluable for teachers to share best practices and confer with each other on cross-subject projects, for example.
So what's next for Luzak and Dover?
Multari said that Luzak will move to the San Diego area, where she has a home, and has taken a position as principal. Dover will head to Upland where he took a position as a middle school principal for Upland Unified School District.
"They'll be missed. They're leaving big shoes to fill,'' she said.