Vigilant Vigil


Hayward teachers are riled up over the prospect of Superintendent Dale Vigil leaving town during a work stoppage. A rumor has spread that the superintendent will spend next week’s spring break vacation basking in the sun of Mazatlan, Mexico.

The two sides have entertained the possibility of meeting during the break to resolve their differences over compensation, and teachers question how a settlement can be reached if the superintendent is out of town.

Vigil, who shot down rumors of crossing the border but indicated he will be spending time with family, said a deal can be reached without him.

“I am not part of the bargaining team,” he said. “Our team will be here and is ready to go back to the table whenever the union is.”