SUSD Board of Trustees Statement – January 15th, 2021

January 15, 2021

“The Governing Board has received numerous comments from the community regarding Board member James Hoak’s presence during the events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 through calls, e-mails, as well as public comment at the January 11 meeting. The Trustees will review all correspondence received and continue working within legal guidelines to fully analyze this matter. This process and any resulting action will be completed at a special Board meeting on February 1, 2021. Please note, however, that the legal authority for the removal of a seated Board member in such circumstances resides not in the Governing Board but in the citizens and/or the California Attorney General under Code of Civil Procedure section 803. The Governing Board appreciates all of the public’s feedback and encourages all to practice civil discourse and respect for the diverse opinions presented as examples to our students and community.”

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