The election is over, but the campaign has just begun. La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board members Susan Boyd, Scott Tracy and Joel Peterson face the following assignment: What will they do with newly-elected members Ellen Multari and Andrew Blumenfeld? Will we see a 3-2 split in votes? Can Scott Tracy hold a coalition together?
The first test was on Tuesday night, when the board scheduled a closed session to consider disciplinary action against Gabrielle Leko. Due to employment privacy rights, employee discipline is confidential.
The second test will be how the new board handles the fallout from the Leko issue. Whether or not the allegations were true, they deserved a swift resolution, not a six-month debacle. Will the new board recognize the community’s concerns with the accountability process? Time will tell.