Members of the Moorpark school board elected Cynthia Hubbard president Tuesday during their annual reorganization meeting.
Hubbard, who is a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District, was elected to the Moorpark board in 1987. In the spring of 1988, she reported to the Ventura County district attorney’s office that the superintendent, Michael Slater, had violated the Brown Act in a closed session, a move that brought criticism from other board members.
Slater, who was not charged with any wrongdoing by the district attorney, later resigned.
Supt. Tom Duffy said Hubbard is an asset because she is an educator.
“She works in another district and has a day-to-day basic knowledge of what it is like to be an employee in a school district,” Duffy said. “She’s not at all taken aback by what occurs at board meetings. She tries to see what other people are thinking, but she has her views and states those firmly.”
Hubbard has served the past year as vice president of the board. She has also helped in negotiations with the city of Moorpark on the sale of the old high school site in the downtown area.