Salida School Board Schedules Executive Session To Discuss Trujillo and Blackburn

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

They will meet in a closed executive session on Tuesday, October 5th at 4:15 pm, 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. SHS Dean Cory Scheffel is acting principal while Mr. Trujillo is on leave. Superintendent Blackburn will also be out of the office on a previously scheduled and approved vacation through Tuesday, October 5.

This continues to be an open investigation and personnel matter that will be handled through thoughtful navigation in reviewing the day’s events as information is provided to the Board.

Staff have noted the importance of coming together as a community to take care of our kids. Safety is always a top priority for the district and students should always feel safe on school property.

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