Hayward school board fires troubled superintendent

HAYWARD | After hours of closed session discussion that bookended a tense school board meeting Wednesday night, the Hayward School Board of Trustees voted to terminate the contract of Superintendent Stan “Data” Dobbs.

The school board returned from a second closed session just prior to midnight to report the 3-0 decision.

School board member John Taylor attended the first closed session earlier in the evening, but left early due to an illness, Board President Lisa Brunner reported.

Boardmember Annette Walker did not vote. There was no explanation given for her absence.