The Madera Unified School District Board of Trustees Tuesday night, meeting in closed session, decided to investigate charges of coercion that had been made by one of its members, and to turn the matter over to the Madera County Grand Jury if the Grand Jury expressed interest in joining the investigation.
Michael Salvador, acting board president, presented this statement at the end of the closed session:
“During the closed session, the board discussed and considered the issue at hand, deciding that in the best interests of the district, and in the interests of public transparency, the board will engage the services of a private investigative firm and request that the grand jury look into the issues if they desire.”
Salvador was appointed by the board to handle all questions and disseminate information to the public as it evolves. The board was chastened again by trustee Lynn Cogdill before the special closed session meeting Tuesday evening...