The closed-session meeting was part of Nicholas’ evaluation process, according to board member Matthew Balzarini.
“This is just an opportunity for the board to outline what we feel is important in areas that we want him to focus on over the next year or so,” he said.
Balzarini declined to discuss details of goals set forth for Nicholas, because the meeting took place during closed session.
He said the meeting was part of the final step in the hiring process.
Nicholas replaced Dale Hansen, who retired June 30.
Among the key issues facing the board is the opening of the district’s first high school in August 2014 and the planned opening of two elementary schools during the next two years.
Nicholas was chosen out of a field of 22 candidates on June 19. He came to LUSD after serving four years as the assistant superintendent of curriculum at Stockton Unified School District.
Balzarini said the meeting “went very well — very positive.” He said Nicholas is eager to become immersed in his new responsibilities.
“He is super energetic,” Balzarini said. “He’s excited to be here.”