Hayward Superintendent Candidate Attempted To Withdraw Last Week

HAYWARD SCHOOL BOARD | Stan Dobbs, the top candidate chosen last week by the Hayward school board to become the city’s next school superintendent attempted to withdraw his name from consideration, according to sources familiar with his decision.

The five-member school board voted, 4-1, on June 8 to appoint Dobbs interim superintendent likely to replace Dr. Donald Evans, who accepted the job as superintendent in Berkeley last month. School board member Dr. Luis Reynoso was the lone no vote.

Dobbs was previously the school district’s former assistant superintendent in charge of the business department before leaving last November to become chief financial officer for the San Diego Unified School District.

Sources tell The Citizen, although Dobbs withdrew his name fully from consideration as late as last Friday, he was talked off the edge of the cliff. The school board meets in closed session Tuesday afternoon at its district offices to discuss the terms of Dobbs’ contract.

In addition, Dobbs reportedly claimed he was being harassed by unnamed parties following his appointment as part of the rationale for momentarily dropping out of consideration. He also balked about potential compensation.

Although Dobbs has no previous experience as a school superintendent, a source says he expected compensation in line with Evans, who earned an annual salary of nearly $230,000, but did not receive such an offer.

Shane Bond contributed to this article.

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