Madera Unified trustees have nothing to say in public on two issues that have dominated community interest for the past two weeks. The school board can provide no updates on its search for a new superintendent nor can it comment on any progress in investigating allegations of improper conduct of some trustees in the recently jettisoned efforts to replace former superintendent Gustavo Balderas.
According to the posted agenda of its meeting Tuesday evening, the board was scheduled to discuss both issues in closed session. However, upon reconvening their public deliberations, interim superintendent Anthony Monreal announced there was no reportable action taken in the executive session, leaving the matter of finding a permanent superintendent up in the air.
Trustee Lynn Cogdill did announce that he supported bringing all four presidents of the employee unions to oversee the new selection process. Wendell Chun, CEO of Education Leadership Services, when contacted by The Tribune on Wednesday claimed to be no better informed that the public. Chun said board president Ricardo Arredondo told him Wednesday that the board was still working on how it wanted to proceed.
Arredondo told The Tribune after the meeting Tuesday that the board was still working on establishing a new timeline by which the next superintendent will be chosen...