Salida School Board Meets Today to Discuss Trujillo and Blackburn

Talmage Trujillo (Image: Facebook)

The Salida School District Board of Education has initiated a process to review the charges brought against High School Principal Talmage Trujillo and the actions of Superintendent David Blackburn, both related to the school lockdown that was ordered by Salida PD on September 23rd.  

The school said in a press release that they will meet in a closed executive session this afternoon at which time they will discuss those two personnel items.  Information is being collected to help the board have as much insight as possible as to how the events unfolded that day, have an informed conversation about what happened and determine next steps.   

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In the meantime, Principal Trujillo will remain on paid administrative leave. Salida High School Dean Cory Scheffel is acting principal.   

The press release concluded, teachers and staff continue to show up each day to focus on students and their needs. We are a small and tight-knit community which will have students and families potentially impacted by the day’s events and how we as a school and community respond. We ask that all parties are thoughtful in their responses and civil discourse remains appropriate in discussing the situation.   

Safety is always a top priority for the district and students should always fell safe on school property.   

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