A Special Committee on Possible Censure of a Governing Board Member meets at 6 p.m. tonight at the central office as part of an inquiry into the relationship of fellow school board member, Chris Dobbins, and a 17-year-old former student.
The three board members on the committee – who were selected last Friday by the board president David Kakishiba — are Alice Spearman, Noel Gallo and Greg Hodge.
According to Friday’s board minutes, Dobbins objected to Spearman’s placement on the committee because of some of the things she had said against him in the past. Gallo has also said Dobbins should step down.
Dobbins and the former student have said their friendship was innocent, and police decided there was no basis for criminal charges. The school board is expected to release a report of its own internal investigation, based on the committee’s findings.
The agenda says a fact-finding report might be adopted tonight, but that seems pretty quick, since the committee was just formed last Friday. Kakishiba said he wasn’t sure what the outcome of tonight’s meeting will be.
There is also a 6 p.m. special board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, but Kakishiba said it was possible that would be postponed.