Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi with school board members Jesus Armas and
Maribel Heredia in June at an election night celebration for the passage of Measure G.

Text Messages Reveal Another Illicit Romance Among Public Officials In Hayward
July 25, 2012

Two current members of the Hayward School Board are participating in an inappropriate relationship, according to text messages obtained by The Citizen. In addition, numerous sources, including the disgruntled ex-fiance who confronted one of the alleged participants last January, say School board members Jesus Armas and Maribel Heredia have been an item for, at least, one year, without revealing their relationship to fellow board members and school adminstrators….

Hayward School Board Member Embroiled In Affair With Colleague Admitted To Not Reading Meeting Materials
July 26, 2012

A Hayward school board member alleged to be having an affair with another member admitted in a deposition last May that she does not read agenda materials given to her before each board meeting and relies upon a colleague to for advice. The May 18 deposition obtained by The Citizen is one of the most damning piece yet showing a consistent rubber stamping of the school board staff’s agenda was indeed occurring in the past. Critics have long claimed the board’s past inattention to detail has greatly contributed to the overspending and mismanagement that has placed the moribund school district in the lowest tiers of education in the state. It also bolsters suspicions that the secret love affair between school board members Jesus Armas and Maribel Heredia may have spilled into discussions of board-related items…

Reynoso Asks For Investigation Into Affair Among Hayward School Board Members
July 27, 2012

Just hours after an explosive account Wednesday of two Hayward school board officials caught in an alleged secret affair, the board began dealing with the potential ramifications of the improper relationship, including a call by board member Luis Reynoso for an investigation into the matter. “This is unconscionable,” said Reynoso of the alleged affair between board members Jesus Armas and Maribel Heredia detailed in The Citizen. “If we had this going on between a teacher and a principal, believe me, we would fire the teacher and principal and we’ve done this before.”…


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