Two Hayward school trustees filed police reports after superintendent’s angry tirade

Hayward Superintendent Stan “Data” Dobbs was 
accused by two school members of berating and 
cursing the board during a closed session meeting.

EXCLUSIVE!
HAYWARD SCHOOLS | Two members of the Hayward School Board of Trustees filed police incident reports against its Superintendent Stan “Data” Dobbs following an aggressive, expletive-laden tirade against the entire board last week during a closed session meeting.

Hayward School Trustees Luis Reynoso and William McGee each filed incident reports with the Hayward Police Department shortly after the incident Sept. 16, they said.

Reynoso, though, said he is seeking to press charges against Dobbs for threateningly shoving his chest against Reynoso’s face and shoulder during the confrontation. McGee is awaiting the conclusion of an investigation into the matter before making a similar decision, he said.

Hayward School Trustee Luis Reynoso

The incident occurred before last week’s regularly scheduled board meeting at Hayward City Hall, they said, when Dobbs became animated over a single topic heard in closed session. The issue being discussed could not be disclosed because of the confidential nature of the meeting, said Reynoso. Dobbs then began berating and cursing each school board member, said Reynoso, before McGee told him to calm down.

Reynoso said he told police Dobbs jumped from his seat and hovered over McGee while screaming expletives, including the phrase, “I have been dealing with motherf–king punks like you all day…”

Reynoso attempted to intercede in the confrontation by instructed Dobbs to relax, he said. “In response to my call for calm Mr. Dobbs turned his fury turned towards me. I too was seated and he came at me in a threatening and aggressive manner which made me fear for my personal safety,” Reynoso told police.

Hayward School Trustee William McGee

“He was screaming shouting expletives and behaving in a aggressive physical manner. I continued to tell Mr. Dobbs to calm down at the same time ordering him to stay away from me. However, he continued to approach until his chest was shoved against my shoulder and face. I made every effort to get up from my seated position but I could not because he was blocking me from rising from my chair and moving to a safe place in a room.”

Dobbs did not attend the regular meeting that followed Sept. 16, but Reynoso admitted felling anxious and unable to fully concentrate over the possibility Dobbs would rejoin the meeting that night.

Reynoso and McGee said they have not made contact or spoken with Dobbs since the incident last week. A call to Dobbs’ office Wednesday was not returned. In addition, school board member Annette Walker did not respond to an email for comment over the alleged incident.

A special meeting is set for Thursday, 6:30 p.m. at the Hayward Unified School District offices. In closed session, the board will discuss the “Discipline/Dismissal/Release” of a public employee, according to the agenda.

Dobbs was hired as Hayward superintendent of schools in 2013 following a stint at the San Diego Unified School District. However, Dobbs previously served as assistant superintendent for business services for HUSD. Dobbs earns $242,123 a year with a contract that runs through 2017.

While at the helm of Hayward’s struggling school district, Dobbs has pushed a string of publicity-conscious strategies to boost the morale of its students and the public, known as “Made in Hayward.” In addition to focusing on school achievement, Dobbs has also initiated anti-bullying measures in Hayward. Reynoso, in an interview, skewered the latter. “How can this anti-bullying program work when the board itself is getting bullied?”

Reynoso said he wants the school board to place police officers at meetings following the incident with Dobbs. He later noted Dobbs is the school board’s sole employee. “We are his boss and yet we are the ones that allow this type of behavior towards us,” said Reynoso. “If it happens to the board what is happening to the employees?”

Reynoso, added, he fears the alleged incident last week will have repercussion on how the board interacts with Dobbs in the near-future. “How can any school board member now communicate freely with the superintendent?” said Reynoso. “The fear of such violent outbursts by the superintendent will prevent the school board member from freely performing their functions as an elected official.”



Categories: closed session, confrontation, Hayward, Hayward Police, hayward school board, Hayward Unified School District, Luis Reynoso, Made in Hayward, police report, Stan Dobbs, William McGee

132 replies

  1. 7:28, the operative words you used were: “And it has BEEN broken for decades.” Dobbs is facing a long history of bad administrations, doofus school boards, poor student performance and labor strife. Remarkably, under Dobbs's watch and according to recently released data, there has been some tangible improvement. Maybe a little too little or a little too late for you, but I find it encouraging.

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  2. I love this site.
    Yep dump Dobbs! No one is above the law. Anyone ever check if he was really sick? This bro needs to go nice job on the hayward pledge..you guys hilarious.

    MEDICATED IN HAYWARD PLEDGE
    I am Stan Dobbs a Hayward Superintendent and proud to make 250K a year, for what? I don’t know, since I am not qualified, have no education credentials and my resume is all bullshit.

    I pledge to join the 1000's of other ghetto bullies in Hayward on their pathway to keep their job and harass people.

    I will be incompetent, and ignorant, cowardly and unaccountable with plenty of excuses for my behavior.

    I pledge not to become proficient when any work is required no matter how simple it is.

    I will find and use medical doctors to prescribe me simple procedures that I can exaggerate to everyone as life and death.

    I will apply excuses for my bully behavior from doctor’s notes and insincere apology letters written by 4th graders.

    I will follow these corrupt values in my pursuit to keep my job at all costs including lying to the community, NAACP, and churches to help save my job.

    I am a medicated in Hayward superintendent and plan to have my way no matter how incompetent and violent I am.

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  3. 5:29pm – if you call tangible improvement not being dead last in school rankings by county, as board president John Taylor gushed at a recent board meeting, that's not saying much. I have nothing against Dobbs (other than the fact that he's apparently a bully), I just don't believe someone with no background in education is the right person to lead a school district that has a long history of low performance. He's a great PR guy, but a struggling school district needs a lot more than someone who can smile big for the camera and take home a fat paycheck. Obviously, he does more than that, but the district's performance rating certainly doesn't reflect much more right now. Time will tell under his “CEOmanship”. (He REALLY needs to lose that CEO thing by the way).

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  4. Yeah, 6:14, a great site! All vitriol, barely coherent cynicism and crypto-racism. Good job, you fit right in!

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  5. 8:21, my point was that under his watch the district is trending positive after many years of the opposite. Once again, maybe not enough for you. As far as salary, average superintendent salary for a California district Hayward's size in 2013 (when Dobbs was hired) was $227,183. Dobbs was hired in at $229,000. Not exactly breaking the bank, superintendent-wise. If you really think is overpaid, unqualified and incompetent, then you need to fire the folks who hired him, the HUSD School Board, because he was certainly not an unknown quantity to them, having previously served as district CFO.

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  6. Dobbs is the greatest thing to happen to HUSD. Taylor and Dobbs together do it all. Add on Walker for the trifecta. The followers crowd.

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  7. to 6:14 Dump Dobbs, no education credentials, no experience, all bs in his made in hayward just cant stop laughing on medicated in hayward

    We dont need a cheerleader we need a real superintendent. Dump dumb ass john taylor too and dumbass anete walker and dumb ass lisa bruner.

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  8. Not sure how I would go about firing the folks who hired Dobbs, 9:00pm – or even if I would want to participate in that, especially since most of my energies are focused on the continued well-being of myself and my family. My point is, I believe the board made a crappy choice in hiring Dobbs, regardless of his salary. And, regardless of his behavior, they intend to stick with their crappy choice. Trending improvement can take a long time. But, I guess it's better than nothing…like being next to last rather than dead last. Perhaps, just perhaps, a superintendent with some solid experience and tenure in education would be able to speed up that trending a bit.

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  9. Hard to believe NAACP supports Stan Data Dobbs. So black lives matter and nothing else matters. If a student did the same thing to a principal then what happens?
    Dump Dobbs is right!!!
    Yep me to loves this site and it is not racial

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  10. only a geto district like hayward would get a geto superintent like stan dobs you all get what you deserve

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  11. By MW:

    Actually regarding any possible disputes between Stan Dobbs and any of the members of the Hayward School Board, at least virtually all of us members of the general public have been missing the main point, in other words we have been distracted by, and heavily concentrating on, the sideshows.

    More specifically, almost certainly Dobbs does not really want the HSD to provide high quality education, almost certainly the members of the HSD school board also do not want the HSD to provide high quality education to the students, it is extremely unlikely Hayward's mayor and City Council members want the HSD to provide REAL and high education to the students, and the big boys in California state government, and such as for example the governor, lieutenant governor, and the Democrats in the state legislature in Sacramento, etc, also do not want the local school district in Hayward or anywhere else to provide REAL and high quality education, since people who are educated, intelligent, and in better and well paying jobs vote Republican in overwhelming numbers, and while poor people, uneducated people, people in low paying jobs, and people on welfare vote Democrat in overwhelming high percentages.

    So in any disputes between Dobbs and various members of the Hayward School Board, stop trying to figure out who is the good guy or good guys and who is the bad guy or bad guys, and instead just assume it is almost similar to a battle between two different mafia groups, but with each mafia family trying to brainwash and hoodwink the general public into thinking that it is composed of good guys.

    And the big boys in the Scamsocratic Party, and such as for instance Obama, Pelosi, Feinstein, Boxer, Eric Holder, Gavin Newsom, Kamala Harris, and Jerry Brown, etc, etc, etc, are all well aware of that, and as a result, and no matter how much they pretend to be deeply committed to providing every student with a high quality education and eventually a good and well paying job, they are actually extremely aware that a populace that is truly well educated would mean the virtual end of the Democratic Party and the extremely profitable scams the snake oil salesmen, but who pretend to be great liberals and wonderful humanitarians, who run the DP have been foisting on the general public since at least the 1920's.

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  12. I just like that medicated in hayward pledge you guys are so hilarious here. Not sure what the hoopla here is about. Why not just fire that Dobbs guy, I do not know of anyone of that responsibility that would use that kind of language in behavior and still keep his job. Maybe is because he is black and that is why the Naacp has come in.
    Does anyone know if somebody has recorded this anywhere?

    Here it is…

    MEDICATED IN HAYWARD PLEDGE
    I am Stan Dobbs a Hayward Superintendent and proud to make 250K a year, for what? I don’t know, since I am not qualified, have no education credentials and my resume is all bullshit.

    I pledge to join the 1000's of other ghetto bullies in Hayward on their pathway to keep their job and harass people.

    I will be incompetent, and ignorant, cowardly and unaccountable with plenty of excuses for my behavior.

    I pledge not to become proficient when any work is required no matter how simple it is.

    I will find and use medical doctors to prescribe me simple procedures that I can exaggerate to everyone as life and death.

    I will apply excuses for my bully behavior from doctor’s notes and insincere apology letters written by 4th graders.

    I will follow these corrupt values in my pursuit to keep my job at all costs including lying to the community, NAACP, and churches to help save my job.

    I am a medicated in Hayward superintendent and plan to have my way no matter how incompetent and violent I am.

    hehhehe… this is better than the sunday cartoons

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  13. Anyone as a sup that acts like that needs to be fired and we fired our sup in new haven for a hell of of lot less than that

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  14. True that dump dobbs

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  15. Not sure why the NAACP want to support this man with such poor behavior. Unless they see that race if black should never be citizen for any behaviors. And that is why I don't have my kids in hayward schools. You all need to fix this and dump Dobbs is spot on.

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  16. 11:06am
    I don't understand your post of the NAACP. What about citizen?

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  17. WOW! nice job on reporting this but so sad to see someone like this man be the top guy and yet the main bully. Why doe she call himself Stan “Data” Dobbs CEO, weird?

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  18. By MW:

    In regard to the post of 9:03PM. the fact that he might call himself “:Data” Dobbs means absolutely nothing, and certainly does not prove that he is wonderful, intelligent, or really bases his decisions on facts.

    For instance, one of the higher ranking department managers in Alameda County government is a character I will refer to as Mr. X, or maybe we should make that Dr. X.

    Not even once have I ever seen a letter or position paper with X's name on it that did not mention that supposedly he has a Ph.D. In other words, and for a minute let's refer to him as “Joe Smith,” when he writes and signs a letter full of his lies, garbage, and nonsense in which he is trying to sway, influence, and manipulate AC policy, rather than just signing it “Joe Smith,” instead he always signs it “Joe Smith. Ph.D.”

    He is one of the stupidest and most simpleminded creatures I have ever met in my life, however agues in his delusions and hallucinations he imagines that since supposedly he has a Ph.D. that makes him an extremely superior person. (Well, he is an extremely superior con man.)

    NOTE: According to a newspaper reporter I spoke with, X got his supposed Ph.D. from an “educational” institution I will refer to as Football Factory State University.

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  19. Once again MW strikes again calls them as he sees them. Yepers you are correct and this Doobs Dobbs Data CEO needs to be dumped for not having any credentials and sounding like a complete imbecil when he speaks. Every time I see data dobbs on tv he sounds like ebonics on crack. Don't tell me I'm racist cause I'm bro too. You can speak ebonics in the living room but in public you need to sound very educated if you are a superintendent. So does this man have a Stanford degre or not?

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  20. If P.T Barnum were still alive, he would be a better choice than Dobbs. He was the master of BS.

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  21. Yes Stan booby Data Dobbs knows that there is a sucker born every minute. Dump his ass.

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  22. You all racist thugs picking on a black man just because he is a superintendent

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  23. Only racist people resort to ghetto accusations of racism when clearly the Dobbs fellow is not worth his salary.

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  24. Song and Dance Dobbs!

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  25. The only sup that shows pictures of himself in all his public meetings all the time .. hmm reality check needed. What does he do? Serious what does he do for 200k+ a year. That hayward school board needs to go for not firing this clown. How can anyone be so much a bully and be on the top of the district.

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  26. dump the dancing data sobbs

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  27. He is trying to use this position as a political stepping stone. He is kissing hands and shaking babies.

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  28. Al of this while most of school.boatd allows it. Sounds like a good comedy. The dancing dobbs.

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  29. goole” Stan Dobbs: San Diego Superintendent
    Looks like he got fired in that city.

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  30. So true. Reynosa has repeatedly been the common denominator in conflicts & decisions lacking maturity, integrity & professionalism, including when he was teaching. He is a master of manipulation & deception. Impossible to understand how he was ever re-elected.

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  31. It's like the song by white snake for the HUSD.
    I don't know where I'm going
    But, I sure know where I've been
    Hanging on the promises
    In songs of yesterday
    An' I've made up my mind,
    I ain't wasting no more time
    But, here I go again
    Here I go again

    Tho' I keep searching for an answer,
    I never seem to find what I'm looking for
    Oh Lord, I pray
    You give me strength to carry on,
    'Cause I know what it means
    To walk along the lonely street of dreams

    An' here I go again on my own
    Goin' down the only road I've ever known,
    Like a hobo I was born to walk alone
    An' I've made up my mind
    I ain't wasting no more time

    I'm just another heart in need of rescue,
    Waiting on love's sweet charity
    An' I'm gonna hold on
    For the rest of my days,
    'Cause I know what it means
    To walk along the lonely street of dreams

    An' here I go again on my own
    Goin' down the only road I've ever known,
    Like a hobo I was born to walk alone
    An' I've made up my mind
    I ain't wasting no more time

    But, here I go again,
    Here I go again,
    Here I go again,
    Here I go…

    An' I've made up my mind,
    I ain't wasting no more time

    An' here I go again on my own
    Goin' down the only road I've ever known,
    Like a hobo I was born to walk alone
    'Cause I know what it means
    To walk along the lonely street of dreams

    An' here I go again on my own
    Goin' down the only road I've ever known,
    Like a hobo I was born to walk alone
    An' I've made up my mind
    I ain't wasting no more time…

    But, here I go again,
    Here I go again,
    Here I go again,
    Here I go,
    Here I go again…

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  32. Read most comments here. It's not about Dobbs but about the kids. its not about the kids but seems political in nature. I am part of a group of people that are “in the know” we do not agree with the boards process at the beginning of the school year. Why did they not fire him sooner? Why not let him do his job because your going to pay him regardless (in the contract)? Now we have another superintendent to pay for because they fired him (this seems the trend). Our last one got hired even tho he was actively looking to leave (and they knew that)! Dobbs wants to stay… They could have had a mediation and come to an agreement or understanding. If the framers of the Constitution had been so childish… It would never have been penned! Instead the board should have had a general consensus from the public, parents, teachers and themselves on how to proceed. They chose to ignore it and have basically declared war on those they are suppose to serve. Just so people know Dobbs did get rid of a lot of people that were “skimming off the top” in HUSD. The board already spent 200k already and this could cost more than 500k if we are lucky. PS still waiting on a public response for their reasons to let him go.

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