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Teachers vote 'no confidence' in Red Bluff Superintendent

By Nate Hauser
Published On: Nov 15 2013 07:05:00 PM CST
REDDING, Calif. -

The Red Bluff Joint Union High School District Teachers Association released the results of a no confidence vote Friday that renounced the leadership of Superintendent Lisa Escobar.

The teachers voted 55 in support of no confidence, six against, seven abstained and 14 did not vote.

According to a press release the teachers union cited their reasons for a lack of confidence as: “We believe that many of the changes Ms. Escobar has proposed or initiated are damaging to students, Escobar is an ineffective communicator and an insincere and ineffective collaborator, Escobar has an inconsistent target in regards to what she is trying to accomplish in our district, Escobar has shown little interest in appreciating or even acknowledging the strengths of our district and Escobar is often untruthful and has a history of being an ineffective school leader.”

The teachers union closed their written statement with the sentiment, “We are sad, angry, and frustrated that Ms. Escobar’s ineffectiveness has caused such dysfunction in our district and possible damage to our students’ educational experiences.  We urge the Board of Trustees to take action.  In fact, the future of our district depends upon it."

Escobar was unavailable today but her secretary said she would have no comment.

A board of trustees meeting is set for Wednesday Nov. 20 at 5:00 p.m. to address the no confidence vote.