COSTA MESA — Newport-Mesa Unified School District Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard on Monday was placed on paid administrative leave.
During a closed session the school board approved the district leader's request to be put on paid leave, board President Walt Davenport said afterward.
The board approved the request with a 6 to 1 vote, with Trustee Katrina Foley dissenting, Davenport said.
The leave went into effect Monday, he said.
One resident spoke out about the board's handling of Hubbard, who is charged with two felony counts of misappropriating funds while serving as superintendent of the Beverly Hills Unified School District. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge decided earlier Monday that there was enough evidence to put Hubbard on trial.