Laguna Beach Unified School District board members unanimously approved Sean Colt as the district's new chief technology officer at a special board meeting Friday.
Colt currently is the director of technology at Belmont-Redwood Shores School District in Belmont, where he manages all of the district's information technology including computer maintenance, Internet access and computer hardware and software purchases, according to the district's website.
Colt replaces Victor Guthrie, who is leaving Aug. 1 to take a job as the chief technology officer for American Community School of Abu Dhabi, a private K-12 campus, in the United Arab Emirates.
"I work in a small district and after investigating surrounding areas, to come work for a high-performing school [district] is a great opportunity," Colt said by phone Friday.
Laguna Beach Unified staff is working with Colt and Belmont-Redwood Shores officials on when he will start, interim human resources director Kathy Kessler wrote in an email.