College trustees want to know who leaked president’s evaluation report

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER — The Rio Hondo College Board of Trustees has launched an investigation to find out who leaked Superintendent Rose Marie Joyce’s confidential evaluation report to the media. A complaint filed by a faculty member touched off the investigation. The faculty member alleges that confidentiality was broken when Joyce’s evaluation was anonymously sent to the Whittier Daily News. Since the document contained confidential employee information discussed in closed session, releasing it to the media violated the Brown Act — a 1953 law guaranteeing open government, said Board President Angela Acosta-Salazar. A formal investigation will “send a message” to discourage others against leaking confidential reports to the media, said Trustee Garry Couso-Vasquez. “People think the Brown Act means nothing,” Couso-Vasquez said. “It was wrong to leak (Joyce’s evaluation) and it turned into a dog and pony show after it got out. That was a confidential document and there were bits and pieces of statements taken in condfidentiality in there.last_img

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