Records detail disputes, acrimony at top levels of Ontario School District

Ontario School Board members discuss matters in a 2021 meeting. (Enterprise file photo)

ONTARIO – The war of words within the Ontario School District continues, prolonging years-long tensions between school administrators and the board members elected to oversee them, according to newly-released public records.

At the center is Superintendent Nikki Albisu, who is pressing claims that she faced gender and sex discrimination while trying to fend off meddling by some school board members.

The district’s own attorney concluded last year in a 37-page investigative report that Albisu was “diligent, thorough, organized, credible and responsive” and that the Ontario school system “demonstrated objective success” under her guidance.