At last nights AUHSD board meeting, trustee Katherine Smith asked that the board "start an independent investigation" into the allegations that Jordan Brandman used AUHSD facilities for his personal use following in impassioned plea that the issue be agendized by Amin David.
Amin David alleges that Jordan Brandman used district resources for his personal and business use. Amin David also believes that district employees knew that district resources were being used for personal, business, and/or political use by Jordan Brandman.
Board President Anna Piercy asked if there "was a second person who would like to agendize the item." After a pause, and to the shock of everyone in attendance, trustee Bryan O'Neal stated "I think it would be pertinent to put it on the agenda so we can discuss it."
What I find particularly interesting is that Anna Piercy has already confirmed portions of the story to Save Anaheim. Anna Piercy told me via a phone call this week that Jordan Brandman has used AUHSD board facilities for personal use in the past. Adding that Jordan Brandman brought his personal laptop to work on various projects at the AUHSD board facility. Why didn't Jordan Brandman use the AUHSD computer that was available to him in the board room?
The allegations that he used district staff and other resources for campaign related activity has yet to be proven.
The bigger question is. Why didn't Anna Piercy bring this issue to the board, if she knew all along that Jordan Brandman was using AUHSD facilities for personal use?
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Here is the text of Amin David's public comments:
Board members, Supt. Novack and Cabinet:
In the name of the people the AUHSD serves, we request, under provision of the Education Code section 35145.5 that the following be placed on the board’s agenda:
INVESTIGATION OF TRUSTEE ABUSE
The integrity of the system is at stake.
We have specific information that can verify the use of district resources by Jordan Brandman for his personal and business use. We also believe that district employees knew that district resources were being used for personal, business, and/or political use by Trustee Jordan Brandman. We ask the district that a formal investigation be started immediately.
Mr. Jordan Brandman, the honorable thing to do is to immediately resign your post in order to prevent innocent people to have to testify under oath.
Mr. Jordan Brandman, the true measure of a man is his willingness to bear the consequences of his actions.