E.C.I.S.D. rejects buyout on Deputy Superintendent Joe Gallegos' contract

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NewsWest 9

Another issue plaguing the District involves the Deputy Superintendent Joe Gallegos, and whether to buy out his contract.

On Thursday, the board voted to reject that idea.

As we've reported, Gallegos threatened to sue the District if they didn't buyout his contract and give him good references.

On Thursday night, the School Board made the decision to call his bluff.

Gallegos has claimed some board members defamed him over the District's failure to finalize a District plan this past year, among other things.

Thursday's vote means he'll remain under contract through next July, and continue working.

He's been a no show at the past several school board meetings after taking a leave of absence.