The fate of Superintendent Richard Tauer, placed on paid administrative leave earlier this month, comes before the Westminster School District Board of Trustees when it meets tonight (Thursday).
Tauer has been superintendent since July 1, 2010 after serving as assistant superintendent for human resources. He was hired under a three-year contract but a divided WSD board put him on leave at a special meeting earlier this month.
The agenda for tonight’s meeting includes a closed session set to begin at 6 p.m. in the district offices, located at 14121 Cedarwood Ave., Westminster. Listed items in the closed session include “superintendent evaluation” as well as “public employee/discipline/dismissal/release.”
At recent meetings, Tauer and some board members have clashed over reinstatement of certain administrative posts the superintendent felt were important to the operation of the district. Some trustees were concerned about the cost of those employees.
Also on the agenda are four items related to charter school facilities, authorization, oversight and renewal in the WSD. The regular session is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.
The WSD is a K-8 district serving most of Westminster as well as Midway City and parts of Garden Grove and Fountain Valley. The next meeting of the WSD board is set for Aug. 8.