SLO County superintendent to retire
January 22, 2014
San Luis Obispo County Superintendent of Schools Julian Crocker announced Tuesday that he will step down in January 2015 when his term ends. [Tribune]
Crocker, 72, will have served as superintendent for 16 years when he retires. He said now is a good time for a change in leadership because the recent increase in state funding and accountability measures.
“I feel very good about the structure of the county office in terms of staying focused on helping our school districts,” Crocker said. “We really see the districts as our customers.”
On the way out, Crocker is endorsing Cayucos Elementary School District Superintendent Jim Brescia to replace him as county superintendent. Crocker said he asked Brescia to run for the position because of his experience as a district superintendent.
A primary election for county superintendent is scheduled for June.
In 2013, Crocker earned $177,858 in the position.