As most readers know Newport-Mesa School Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard has been charged with two felony counts related to his past job at the Beverly Hills School District and now has seemingly distorted his relationship with a (former) female employee. When will the Newport-Mesa School Board take the high road and put Hubbard on temporary leave?
That is a question I asked one of the school board trustees before Christmas and received the same answer the Daily Pilot got last week. "There is really no reason for concern," I was told, along with the comment, "We have information that we feel will exonerate Dr. Hubbard." So it seems that the trustees are creating their own criteria for evaluating Hubbard instead of Beverly Hills Police Department.
This seems to conflict with a trustee, who said, "It's a Beverly Hills issue."
Regardless, the issue at hand is proper governance. The trustees of a school board, along with all of those in leadership at the district, are held to a higher standard. That's the oath they took and that is what we expect.