It’s been a tumultuous week for several North County school districts.
School Board Bullies?
Escondido Union School District Superintendent Luis Rankins-Ibarra filed a restraining order against school board trustee Jose Fragozo, alleging Fragozo bullied, harassed and threatened district administrators, the Union-Tribune reports.
Rankins-Ibarra said Fragozo interfered with district business, including trying to get Rankins-Ibarra to hire a new director from a list of candidates that Fragozo provided. Fragozo said the allegations are payback for his demands that the district be more accountable for students’ poor performance on standardized tests.
A judge will decide on Dec. 18 whether the restraining order should become permanent, and the district is exploring ways to have Fragozo remotely attend board meetings.
Poway Hires ‘Dissociation’ Expert
Out of Poway, VOSD’s Ashly McGlone has the story of the district’s school board looking to oust Poway Unified Superintendent John Collins, just weeks after an effort launched to recall one of Collin’s supporters from the school board.
The school board and Collins have each retained lawyers for contract negotiations, well ahead of the expiration of Collin’s current contract in 2017.