COSTA MESA — The Newport-Mesa school board plans to meet in closed session at 6:30 p.m. Monday to discuss two felony counts filed this week against Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard.
The charges, filed by the Los Angeles County district attorney, concern Hubbard's performance in his previous job as superintendent of the Beverly Hills Unified School District.
Decisions on the matter could range from administrative suspension to "business as usual," Newport-Mesa Board of Education President Karen Yelsey said.
The criminal charges came as a surprise to school board members, Yelsey said.
"We didn't hear that there would be any kind of indictment," she said. "We heard he'd done some depositions up there, and we thought he was done. Beverly Hills has their own issues, and he explained some of that to us, and we were totally supportive.
"It was just kind of in passing when he told us in a personal setting. We were in a closed session meeting and he told us that he had to take off and that he had to go to Beverly Hills."