Before today, this story was completely controlled by partisan politics; localÃ‚Â Republicans were opposing the hiring of KimOanh Nguyen-Lam to the Westminster Superintendent of schools because sheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a Democrat.
And the Westminster School Board, specifically JoAnn Purcell, Judy Ahrens, and Jim Reed, hired Nguyen-Lam based on her qualifications and experience, and then fired her a few days later after getting some heat from the Van Tran Thug Squad.
And Central OC is definitely lacking Democratic Vietnamese representationÃ¢â‚¬â€so the hiring of Nguyen-Lam was exciting for us progressives, but this is politics, and we all know and understand the game.
Today, this story just got weird, and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s no longer about what party Nguyen-Lam belongs to. From todayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Orange County Register:
A Garden Grove Unified School District trustee whom Westminster School Board members voted to hire as superintendent but later fired has filed a complaint seeking more than $1 million in damages, immediate reinstatement and a public apology.
A demand for immediate reinstatementÃ¢â‚¬Â¦okay, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m with you.
A public apologyÃ¢â‚¬Â¦I understand this part.
A million bucksÃ¢â‚¬Â¦what the hell?!?
Nguyen-Lam is hurtÃ¢â‚¬Â¦she knows that the recent election of Bridgewaters, Mangold, and Nguyen pretty much solidifies that she will not be the Superintendent of Westminster Schools.
But trying to milk the already under-funded school district of $1 million is beyond justifiable.[Orange County Register] [Previous posts regarding Nguyen-Lam]