My best friend once advised me, "When you find yourself in a hole, the first thing you need to do is stop digging."
I wish the Newport-Mesa school board would take that to heart.
It's with bafflement that I — along with a growing number of parents, teachers and residents — watch the trustees dig themselves deeper into a hole (which now appears to be about halfway to China) over a misplaced sense of loyalty to Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard.
And the shoveling hasn't stopped.
In December, Hubbard was charged with two felonies stemming from when he was chief of the Beverly Hills Unified School District. Prudence would normally dictate that any superintendent — no matter how beloved and trusted — who faced two work-related felonies should be put on paid administrative leave until the case was resolved.