COSTA MESA — The Newport-Mesa Unified school board announced after a special closed-session meeting Tuesday afternoon that it fired its superintendent after his conviction of two felonies.
School board President Dave Brooks said the board unanimously voted to terminate Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard effective Monday, when he was convicted in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
"We are at an end of an era," Brooks said Tuesday evening, after the board's regular meeting. "His contract has been terminated, and soon we will be looking for a new superintendent."
Hubbard, 54, was found guilty of two charges of misappropriating public funds during his previous job as superintendent of the Beverly Hills Unified School District. He was acquitted of a third charge.
Hubbard did not attend the afternoon board meeting.
Deputy Supt. and Chief Business Official Paul Reed will act as superintendent until March 5, or until an interim leader can be found.