A special closed session meeting of the MCSD Board of Directors has been called for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at Azalea Hall, 1620 Pickett Road, McKinleyville.
Time will be provided at the beginning of the meeting for public comment. Then the board will convene behind closed doors, “per government section 54957.”
Here are the two closed session items exactly as they appear on the agenda:
• Personnel – Evaluation of performance in matters pertaining to employee harassment/embezzlement investigation. This is an information only item with no action to be taken.
• Contract negotiation with the general manager.
Then there’s an interesting bit of language near the end of the agenda under “Report out of closed session” that reads “No report shall be disclosed regarding employee release until all administrative remedies have been exhausted.”
It sounds like an employee may be released in relation to the alleged embezzlement. Otherwise, why would this language be included on the agenda?
The other noteworthy language on the agenda – faxed to the McKinleyville Press at exactly 4:20 p.m. today – is that it refers to “employee harassment.” I suspect this is a reference to the alleged “threats” that Manager Marking says former Business Manager Jim Harding made against an unnamed employee.