In last week's column about the enhancements to Newport-Mesa Unified Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard's contract prior to its original four-year termination date, I referred to the school board as the group responsible for approving Hubbard's contract details ("City Life: School board enhanced Hubbard's compensation mid-contract," Nov. 23).
I should have excluded Katrina Foley, who was elected to the school board only a year ago and has had no involvement in awarding Hubbard any of his contract extensions or any other additional compensation. Foley was the only board member who fought against the paid administrative leave Hubbard received last January.
In her first school board meeting, Foley questioned whether two contracts set for extension should be reopened and reexamined. Later, Foley, an attorney, recommended a review of the manner in which district's legal services are billed in order to save taxpayers a lot of money. Amazingly, her colleagues resisted this review.