A Board of Education member, who is giving up her seat later this year, Friday blasted a decision by the San Diego Unified School District to place an area superintendent on administrative leave.
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Shelia Jackson said Brenda Campbell, who oversees schools in the area she represents, was the victim of a "questionable allegation," but was not specific.
Jackson could not be reached for comment to elaborate on her written statement, which said the action was a sign of "how disconnected and out of touch the superintendent and deputy superintendent are" with schools in Southeastern San Diego.
District spokeswoman Linda Zintz confirmed to City News Service that Campbell was placed on administrative leave with pay, but would not say why.
Jackson did not say which of the district's two deputy superintendents -- Nellie Meyer, who handles academics, and Phil Stover, in charge of business affairs -- was involved. The district's superintendent is Bill Kowba.
She said she was happy with the direction of the schools overseen by Campbell, which feed into Morse and Lincoln high schools.
A half-dozen area superintendents administer clusters of schools in the same geographical area of the far-flung SDUSD, the second-largest school district in California.
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