1) Failing to establish audit and budget committees to oversee district finances before the current debacle;
2) Merging the positions of district superintendent and chief business officer, which undercut financial supervision checks and balances;
3) Failing to perform a formal search for the new permanent district superintendent to provide proper credibility for their choice.
The district board should make a formal statement regretting their lax oversight and apologizing to the community of Portola Valley for the consequences to the school district.
Samuel Strober, Minoca Road, Portola Valley