Daily Pilot columnist William Lobdell appears to take a somewhat cavalier attitude in his announcement that Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard should be placed on administrative leave ("Lobdell: Hubbard should be placed on leave," Jan. 14). What would this do to enhance the education of the students of Newport-Mesa?
Hubbard has performed and continues to perform his duties as superintendent of Newport-Mesa Unified School District at a high level. While he has this unfortunate situation with his previous district to resolve, and I too hope it is resolved quickly, he has not missed a beat in his goals to move our district in a positive direction.
He continues to visit our schools on his regular schedule, work with principals and staff on district goals and help us deal with extremely difficult budget issues. I know that this week alone, he met with numerous school, PTA and other parent groups receiving a very positive reception at each one. Those who are involved with our schools know the great job he is doing.