The San Juan Unified School District has tapped two top officials to run the district starting today while Superintendent Glynn Thompson is on paid leave pending an investigation of employee complaints.
Thompson's duties will be split between San Juan Chief Academic Officer Roger Stock and Assistant Superintendent for Operations and School Support Services Kent Kern, according to a district announcement.
Incidentally, the Rocklin Unified School District board will consider tapping Stock tonight as its next superintendent, but not effective until July 1.
Stock would replace Rocklin Superintendent Kevin Brown, who is retiring after more than a decade in the post, according to Rocklin spokesman Tom DeLapp.
In the San Juan district, trustees Tuesday night placed Thompson on leave effective today while a Sacramento law firm evaluates complaints that he created a hostile work environment for some female administrators. Nine former and current San Juan employees filed complaints with the Fair Employment and Housing Commission.
The district hired the Sacramento firm Van Dermyden Allison Law Corp. to do the work at a cost of up to $35,000. The firm has expertise in conducting workplace investigations.
The agreement says the firm will investigate complaints "alleging gender/race discrimination, harassment and hostile work environment."
The firm has until Nov. 7 to complete the job. But San Juan Board President Larry Masuoka said today he hopes the investigation will conclude in significantly less time.