Tuesday, January 24, 2012

NMUSD Board Fires Hubbard

In a closed session late this afternoon the trustees of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District voted unanimously to fire convicted felon, Dr. Jeffrey Hubbard, from his position as superintendent of the district. According to the report by Fermin Leal and Tony Saavedra in the Orange County Register, HERE, the action is retroactive to Monday, January 23rd.

According to coverage provided by Britney Barnes in the Daily Pilot, HERE, indicates that Hubbard will still be eligible for his pension but, because he was fired before turning 55 - his birthday is Thursday - the amount will be significantly less. Trustee Judy Franco is quoted by Barnes as saying, "If the district had fired him without cause before he was convicted, Hubbard would have been entitled to 18 months of pay." The Register article calculates that his pension, based on his salary of $305,920 annually, w
ill be $119,920.

Deputy Superintendent Paul Reed will act as superintendent until March 5th, or until an interim leader can be found, according to Barnes. (Daily Pilot Photo)

There is no doubt that the Hubbard incident has been a major distraction for the school district for more than a year. While I hope - with his conviction and the board's decision to fire him - teachers, students and parents will be able to re-focus on the job at hand - educating the more than 20,000 students in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. However, I do fear that this sad event will linger in the minds of all for some time. I certainly hope the trustees will make a wise decision on Hubbard's replacement... the district deserves it.

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Anonymous Grow Up Geoffrey said...


I have to hand it to you, you have an impeccable talent of finding the worst 1/30th of a second frame in a video of anyone you don't approve of and make him look either like a criminal or a doofus.

I would love to video you for just a few minutes and make you look like the fool you really are. How about speaking at the next CC meeting for a change? No you say? What a shocker.

1/25/2012 10:39:00 AM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Ah, if you're referring to the Hubbard photo used on this post, that's not a video snatch, it's a photo that's been in the public domain for months.

As to the suggestion that I speak at the city council meeting... I'll make you a deal - you post here using your own, real name and I'll consider it. What do you say?

1/25/2012 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Grow Up Geoffrey said...

I realized the ambiguity after posting. My error.

I was referring to the years of bad photos of Righeimer, Bever, Mansoor, Fitzpatrick, McCarthy, etc. Not Hubbard who is clearly a low life. See below for some good examples.

It is your mission to destroy our City Council, not mine. You have a lot to say so how about showing your mug just once so I can get some really good video frames of your face in some contorted position and plaster it all over town saying something disrespectful about you. How about if I dedicate a website just for you? Not a bad idea.

1/25/2012 11:33:00 AM  
Blogger Gericault said...

That's Hubbards Mug shot.....thats WHY he looks like a criminal....his conviction actually PROVED THAT FACT.

but yeah......blame Geoff for not doing more to provide cover for Hubbard.
What do you think? Geoff is a School board trustee?

1/25/2012 11:46:00 AM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Thanks, Gericault...

So, GuG, you're not willing to identify yourself? Why am I not surprised? You'd rather stand behind a tree and shout epithets than engage in a discussion openly.

All those men you mentioned have CHOSEN to become public figures and, as such, are open to criticism. The images I use only enhance those views. If you don't like it, simply just don't read this blog... Or, perhaps I should quote Bever and just tell you, "tough luck"... how's that work for you?

1/25/2012 12:13:00 PM  

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