Talk of censure for Hayward trustee who misused school district resources

Censure could be detrimental to Hayward school 
trustee John Taylor’s re-election effort this fall.

HAYWARD | Days after an investigation found a member of the Hayward school board misused district resources for his own recent city council campaign, there is talk of censuring him for his actions.

Hayward school board member John Taylor admitted that he used a district print shop for his unsuccessful run for the Hayward City Council earlier this summer.

During a meeting on Wednesday, Hayward school board member William McGee raised the possibility of formally censuring Taylor for his actions in the near future.

The school district first learned of the incident with its print shop as part of an on-going investigation of Superintendent Stan “Data” Dobbs, who was placed on paid administrative leave in June for a variety of alleged wrongdoings.

Taylor told the school district that he was unaware the use of the print shop was prohibited, but that he reimbursed the department for their work product.

The possibility of censure over the course of the next few weeks or months could be detrimental to Taylor’s hopes for re-election this November. Taylor was elected in 2012.

He and two other incumbents on the Hayward school board are being challenged this fall by a slate organized by various local officials and the NAACP. Currently, up to seven candidate could be vying for three at-large seats on the school board.

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