With rumors being spread last night about Loma Vista Principal Lauri James being let go by the Brentwood Union School District, it prompted Margaret Kruse to issue the following statement via email.
Krus is the Assistant Superintendent of the Brentwood Union School District.
Hello, I know that you have been hearing rumors about the status of Loma Vista School and their Principal. Here is a brief statement updating you on the current situation.
Lauri James has agreed to a position in the Curriculum and Instruction department in the district office for the 2013-14 school year and will be leaving her position as Principal at Loma Vista School. Ms. James has served Loma Vista since its opening fourteen years ago and her leadership has contributed to the thriving school program that exists there today. With the goal of continuing Loma Vista’s success,the district will immediately begin a process involving the staff and parent community in selecting a new Principal for the upcoming school year.
The district arranged for an independent investigation of a report of possible child abuse at Loma Vista Elementary School and the subsequent handling of the report. Concurrently, the Brentwood Police Department conducted an investigation and found no basis of wrong-doing. The investigation is concluded and we have debriefed with the investigator. The investigation is closed and the findings are now a personnel matter.
The email was sent at 9:44 am Saturday and was also sent to the Contra Costa Times and Brentwood Press.