Regarding the Jan. 29 editorial "School board should investigate Hubbard": A man from Mars might wonder why some people can call for suspending the school superintendent over unproved allegations when they know about America's well-known presumption of "innocent until proven guilty."
It appears that more than a few people are puzzled by discussions in print with such a broad and seemingly unfair range of rational and emotional arguments. (Full disclosure: I was a member of the Board of Education that voted unanimously to hire Jeffrey Hubbard as superintendent of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District after Supt. Rob Barbot retired.)
I think the fundamental issues have little to do with legalities and everything to do with three little words: "in loco parentis." When parents and guardians trust a school district to serve "in place of a parent," they expect much more than that their children get an education.