CORONA DEL MAR — During his visit at Corona del Mar High School's PTA meeting Tuesday, Jeffrey Hubbard declined to discuss the "adult drama" he's facing in court, but he assured attendees that he would discuss the matter after the trial ends.
"When this is over, [I'm] looking forward to sharing every bloody detail," the embattled Newport-Mesa Unified superintendent said.
Hubbard said that the pledge of allegiance ends with "justice for all," and added that he hopes "this is the case."
He faces three felony counts in Los Angeles County Superior Court of misappropriating public funds. The counts stem from allegations that he gave, without the required school board approval, bonuses to two subordinates while he was working as the schools chief for Beverly Hills Unified. He has pleaded not guilty.
Hubbard focused his comments on the district's ability to escape the current economic climate with minimal reductions in service — there were no furlough days or reduced schedules, and only one layoff — and the high quality of Newport-Mesa teachers, some of whom have "intangible" qualities that engage students.