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Special HUSD board meeting today

UPDATE: Superintendent Dale Vigil retired. Here’s the short story that will be in tomorrow’s Morning Report:

By Eric Kurhi
HAYWARD — Superintendent of Hayward schools Dale Vigil announced his retirement at a special board meeting Friday.

As part of the retirement agreement, Vigil will go off the district’s payroll June 30. However, his last day will be Dec. 31.

Janice Duran, a former superintendent of the San Lorenzo Unified School District, will serve as interim superintendent beginning in January.

Vigil would not give a specific reason for leaving.

“It is a good time for me to retire from Hayward Unified School District,” he said. “I have enjoyed working with all my colleagues and wish them success in building the district.”

He said he does not have another post lined up, and is mainly concerned with finishing his term.

The board approved the retirement agreement in a 4-to-1 vote, with Luis Reynoso dissenting.

Reynoso could not be reached for comment.

Vigil was hired 41⁄2 years ago.

 This was announced exactly 24 hours before today’s 5 p.m. meeting. What’s going on? We don’t know. One trustee told us that there will be an announcement after the meeting, so we’re on pins and needles until then.

The latest on what’s going on over at HUSD.

Eric Kurhi