Drummond: Placentia-Yorba Linda board divides on president

Usually, the annual selection of officers on the several governing boards with responsibilities in Yorba Linda are routine, with members rotating t...

January 19, 2023
10:36 PM

Usually, the annual selection of officers on the several governing boards with responsibilities in Yorba Linda are routine, with members rotating through the positions on unanimous votes by their colleagues. But for the second year, the selection of the president of the board of trustees in the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District was decided on a split vote, a clear signal the factions that emerged on the panel after the 2020 election will continue into 2023. Prior to the vote for president to serve in 2022, Placentia-Yorba Linda trustees followed a consistent pattern of rotating the members through the offices of president, vice president and clerk on 5-0 votes during the reorganizational meetings each December.

Jim Drummond