Is The New Capistrano Unified Board As Creepy As The Old One?
Even with June's final ousting of the remaining trustees who served under Nixon-wannabe superintendent James Fleming, the South-County shitshow that is Capistrano Unified School District hasn't been showing any less shit lately.
In fact, the newly monolithic slate of "reform" trustees (the final two were elected in November) seems just as clueless as their hit-list-writing predecessors when it comes to not seeming like an anti-democratic cabal of soccer moms with secret agendas.
Last night, a little before midnight, School Board President Ellen Addonizio emerged from a closed-door meeting to announce the trustees had voted 6-1 to put Superintendent Woodrow Carter on paid administrative leave. We don't know whether the board has just cause to to suspend the retired Army colonel, but let us count the ways that this is a public-relations disaster:
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