Grand Jury won’t look at trustee’s complaint

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Meanwhile, no reports on outside investigation or school board search for new superintendent

The Madera County Grand Jury will not investigate possible misconduct by some members of the Madera Unified School District School Board. Trustee Michael Salvador says he has been so informed officially by the foreman of the Grand Jury.

Salvador made the announcement Tuesday, after the first of two executive sessions, that the Grand Jury would not grant his request to investigate allegations made by Trustee Lynn Cogdill, in which Cogdill charged board president Ricardo Arredondo with attempting to make a deal with him over his vote for a new superintendent, using Trustee Maria Velarde-Garica as a go-between.

Salvador read a letter from the Grand Jury, which claimed limited oversight into the affairs of the school district. It cited fiscal matters as the area of its authority.

Cogdill responded with a request that trustees take the matter to the California Attorney General...

 

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