The teachers union has called for a vote of no confidence in their embattled superintendent, who is facing criminal charges.
A sampling of the Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers unanimously made the no-confidence vote in Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard on Wednesday, and sent about 1,000 ballots to all its members Thursday for a final tally, said union President Kimberly Claytor.
About 60 union school site representatives and members participated in Wednesday's meeting
"This is a sad day for me personally and a sad day for the Newport-Mesa community," Claytor said.
Claytor met with Hubbard in person Thursday morning to tell him of the vote.
Hubbard called the vote a "disappointment" in an email to district employees Friday.
"As a former Teachers Union President and supporter of collaboration I would have liked to have had the opportunity to meet with NMFT leadership and be a part of the discussion about any concerns and issues," he wrote.