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Ontario School Board censures Draper – again

Derrick Draper speaking at a board meeting. (The Enterprise/File)

ONTARIO – The Ontario School Board for the second time has censured Derrick Draper for his conduct, this time for violating its nondiscrimination clause. 

Ontario Middle School Principal Lisa Longoria filed the complaint which triggered the censure vote by the board on Monday, May 24. Her complaint also named Board Directors Eric Evans and Craig Geddes, she said. 

“Board members have a public responsibility to conduct themselves responsibly with respect to interactions with school district employees, including the superintendent,” reads the text of the censure. “This public responsibility does not allow board members to engage in conduct that violates board policy regarding interactions with district employees.”

The censure notes that Draper “engaged in conduct toward Principal Longoria that violated Board Policy AC-Nondiscrimination.”  . . .