The Holtville Unified School District Board of Trustees action to remove Carlos Vega as superintendent of the district remains shrouded in mystery.
The action was taken in closed session and there has been little public discussion about the reason for the move. As always, we would like to have more information on why the action was taken, and so would the people of Holtville and those in the education community around the Imperial Valley. Rumors are being circulated but rumors don't suffice.
We do think the package given Vega to buy out his contract is a bit much, particularly when he was forced out, from what we are told. He will walk away with a package worth more than $100,000. We agree with Trustee Paula Daniels, who said she has a problem with buyouts. This buyout seems particularly unwise for the district. When we are talking about that amount of money the public deserves to have more information why the package was approved.