Hayward group contemplates recall campaign against firebrand school board member

Hayward school board member Luis Reynosohas served since 2008.HAYWARDOne of the most controversial, if not colorful, elected officials in the entire East Bay resides on the Hayward school board. Dr. Luis Reynoso's political resume, however, includes a number of formers. He is a former candidate for the state assembly and Alameda County Board of Supervisors, and … Continue reading Hayward group contemplates recall campaign against firebrand school board member

Hayward’s Dobbs saga ends with dropped lawsuit

Case dismissed: Former HaywardSuperintendent Stan "Data" Dobbs.HAYWARDFormer Hayward superintendent Stan "Data" Dobbs' tumultuous tenure appears officially over after he filed to drop his $500,000 lawsuit against the Hayward Unified School District and three of its board trustees.Dobbs, who was fired by the board in September 2016, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court earlier the … Continue reading Hayward’s Dobbs saga ends with dropped lawsuit

Luis Reynoso again disparages Hayward City Council for inaction

HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL |Elections have consequences. But curiously, in Hayward, those reeling from an Election Night loss last week weren't even on the ballot. On Tuesday night, the Hayward City Council faced the music for its mixed attempt at remaking the city's school board at the ballot box.Two of three school board members won re-election … Continue reading Luis Reynoso again disparages Hayward City Council for inaction

Hayward councilman received $9,000 contract without school board approval

Hayward Councilmember Mark Salinas was givena $9,000 contract by the school district without anyapparent approval by the school board.HAYWARD | Hayward Councilmember Mark Salinas received a contract for unidentified services with the city's school district worth nearly $9,000 last year, and the school district has no idea how it was approved or what job he … Continue reading Hayward councilman received $9,000 contract without school board approval

Hayward school board president tells obtrusive city council to ‘stay in your lane’

Hayward school board President Lisa Brunnerscolded the City Council Tuesday night.HAYWARD | Relations between the Hayward City Council and its school board has been sour for years, but recent contentiousness between the two government bodies spilled out in public view Tuesday night.Hayward school board President Lisa Brunner ripped some Hayward City Council members for publicly … Continue reading Hayward school board president tells obtrusive city council to ‘stay in your lane’

Hayward school trustee used district resources for his recent council campaign

Hayward school board member John Taylor is allegedto have misused school funds for his council campaign.HAYWARD | Hayward school board member John Taylor improperly used the school district's print shop to design and produce campaign materials for his recent run for the city council, according to an investigation by the Hayward school district.The investigation into … Continue reading Hayward school trustee used district resources for his recent council campaign

Text from Hayward supe contradicts claim school district initiated buyout talks

Hayward Superintendent Stan "Data" Dobbs ison paid administrative leave while the schoolboard investigates his past action.HAYWARD SCHOOL BOARD |Despite several public denials, a text from embattled Hayward Superintendent Stan “Data” Dobbs to the school board’s counsel shows he initiated discussions over his potential departure, not board officials.The text from Dobbs, dated Mar. 24, references his … Continue reading Text from Hayward supe contradicts claim school district initiated buyout talks

Hayward superintendent placed on paid leave over handling of Ray McDonald visit

Stan "Data" Dobbs was place on paid administrativeleave Wednesday evening.HAYWARD | Embattled Hayward Superintendent Stan "Data" Dobbs was placed on paid administrative leave effective immediately, said school board president Lisa Brunner.In a statement at the start of Wednesday's board meeting, Brunner said the school district is investigating Dobbs' knowledge and handling of former San Francisco 49ers … Continue reading Hayward superintendent placed on paid leave over handling of Ray McDonald visit

Hayward school board acknowledges altercation with superintendent;makes no move on his fate

HAYWARD SCHOOLS | Four members of the Hayward school board publicly acknowledged at special meeting Thursday night that Superintendent Stan “Data” Dobbs allegedly berated and cursed the board in a closed session meeting on September 16 and then made physical contact with at least one of the boardmembers. The board, however, following a two-hour closed … Continue reading Hayward school board acknowledges altercation with superintendent;makes no move on his fate

Brunner, McGee Win Re-Election To Hayward School Board; School Bond Measure Easily Passes

HAYWARD | SCHOOL BOARD | Incumbents Lisa Brunner and William McGee won re-election to the Hayward school board Tuesday night. Two seats were open to just three candidates.Brunner, who along with McGee, were both elected four years ago, won 42 percent of the vote. McGee, who served as board president last year, garnered 31 percent. Hayward … Continue reading Brunner, McGee Win Re-Election To Hayward School Board; School Bond Measure Easily Passes

EXCLUSIVE: While In Hayward, Berkeley’s New Superintendent Racked Up A High Number Of Absences; Travel Expenses

EDUCATION//BERKELEY/HAYWARD | Berkeley's newly-hired superintendent of schools, Dr. Donald Evans, missed an excessive number of schools days due to absences and vacations, while also attending a high number of education-related conferences around the country, costing his former employer--the Hayward Unified School District--over $16,000 in travel expenses, according to the documents obtained by The Citizen.The records reveal Evans logged 50 … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: While In Hayward, Berkeley’s New Superintendent Racked Up A High Number Of Absences; Travel Expenses

How Hayward’s New Superintendent Wanted The Job, Quit The Job, Got The Job

HAYWARD SCHOOL BOARDBy Steven Tavares and Shane BondIt’s not often a reporter is called out by name by an elected official in front of a crowded board meeting, but at this month's Hayward school board meeting the East Bay Citizen again found itself in the middle a hot topic of discussion. However, without much context it only proved to … Continue reading How Hayward’s New Superintendent Wanted The Job, Quit The Job, Got The Job

Hayward School Board President Admits They May Have Broken The Brown Act

HAYWARD SCHOOL BOARD | The quickly assembled special meeting last Tuesday called by the Hayward school board to discuss the contract of its interim superintendent may have been illegal.“I do think we violated the Brown Act,” said Hayward school board president William McGee early Thursday morning following the unanimous approval of a 1-year, $229,500 contract for … Continue reading Hayward School Board President Admits They May Have Broken The Brown Act

Some Hayward School Board Members Advocating For Large Supe Contract

Stan "Data" Dobbs has strong supportfrom Hayward school board membersJohn Taylor and Lisa Brunner.HAYWARD SCHOOL BOARD | The contract likely approved Wednesday evening by the Hayward school board for appointed interim superintendent Stan “Data” Dobbs may equal or exceed that of his vastly more experienced predecessor, while questions arise over his community support.Dobbs, who has … Continue reading Some Hayward School Board Members Advocating For Large Supe Contract

Hayward School Board Vote to Cut Staff From Adult Program Fails

HAYWARD SCHOOL BOARD | Hayward school board President William McGee claimed fellow board member Luis Reynoso was politically grandstanding by opposing cutting staff from the adult school program. The vote had failed with a 2-2 tie with the absence of board member John Taylor, who left prior to the vote being cast.The adult school principal, … Continue reading Hayward School Board Vote to Cut Staff From Adult Program Fails