La Cañada school board members failed to reach a decision Tuesday regarding potential disciplinary action against a high school math teacher accused of using offensive language and ethnic slurs in her classroom.
FOR THE RECORD: This article incorrectly states that Andrew Blumenfeld was elected board treasurer, when in fact he was elected clerk.
As a result of a formal complaint against her, Gabrielle Leko was directed last month to undergo sensitivity and diversity training. In June, then-Board Member Cindy Wilcox accused Leko of addressing a student as “Jew boy,” among other offenses. On Tuesday, the board met in closed session to discuss further sanctions, up to and including dismissal. Wilcox, who declined to run for reelection and no longer is a member of the board, was not part of the debate.
Despite meeting both before and after their annual reorganizational meeting on the issue, the board broke at midnight and announced no decision had been reached. The governing body is scheduled to discuss the issue again at 5 p.m. Dec. 21.