The Washington Post‘s Alan Goldenbach is reporting that Troy Mathieu, who took over as athletic director for the D.C. Public Schools not 10 months ago.

Mathieu had come form the top athletic post at Grambling State University in Louisiana, and had overseen athletics programs for the Dallas public schools.

The key portion of Goldenbach’s report:

A source who has worked closely with Mathieu said it became difficult for him to enact change due to the structure of the DCPS administration.

“He has so many people over him that it’s impossible to do anything,” the source said. “The problem with this job is, nobody is going to allow you to make any major moves because they just want to save their job.”

That’ll be a tough thing to hear for a city administration supposedly devoted to cutting bureaucracy—-especially at DCPS headquarters.