Parents frustrated when popular principal unceremoniously removed from post

Erika Taylor was reassigned to another position
Posted at 3:24 PM, Sep 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-19 01:16:49-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- Dozens of South Bay parents want to know why the principal at their neighborhood school was unceremoniously removed from her post right before the school closed for Fall Break.


“I’m very frustrated,” said Greg Rogers Elementary PTA President Caroline Garvin.


Garvin said she learned Friday that the Chula Vista Elementary School District reassigned Principal Erika Taylor.  A district spokesman said Taylor was reassigned as a Principal on Special Assignment in special education.


Garvin said the Rogers faculty was told Friday towards the end of the school day.


“The looks on the face of the staff:  There were people crying.  There were people that were upset because she was a true leader,” she said.  “To take that away from us without explanation and to do it before a break so that parents can’t even be here to help fight for her is just wrong to me.”


All the schools in the Chula Vista Elementary School District are closed for the next two weeks for Fall Break.


Garvin said there are a lot of parents upset about Taylor’s removal.  Garvin said she confronted CVESD Superintendent Dr. Francisco Escobedo.


“He said he would not be able to give an explanation not now and not in the future,” she recalled.


In the meantime, Garvin said Taylor has hired a lawyer to fight for her job back.


“She’s got three kids.  She’s a single mom,” said Garvin. “I’m really proud of her.  I want her to fight this.”