Rialto Unified Superintendent Placed on Leave

Rialto Unified Superintendent Cuauhtémoc Avila has been placed on non-disciplinary leave. On Tuesday, RUSD Lead Academic Agent Ed D’Souza was appointed Acting Superintendent.

“Dr. Ed D’Souza knows our District and has over 40 years in education with a demonstrated commitment to student achievement and equity,” the RUSD Board of Education said in a statement. “The Board is confident in Dr. Ed D’Souza’s ability to lead the District at this moment and deeply appreciates his willingness to do so. We know that many of you will have questions. This action, however, is a confidential personnel matter. As a result, to respect the Superintendent's employee privacy rights, the Board, its individual members, and District staff will refrain from providing comment. The Board will provide updates and discuss and address these matters through its designated spokesperson when it is appropriate." 

At a recent school board meeting, speakers complained about the lack of information.

“I’m stuck with innuendos, and rumors and getting very little to no information,” one parent said.

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