The Santa Clara County Board of Education will vote Wednesday night on whether to censure trustee Joseph Di Salvo after an investigation substantiated allegations of gender discrimination against him.
Two board members and two employees accused Di Salvo of engaging in “gender and racial harassment” in January, according to the resolution summarizing the investigation. The resolution did not name the complainants. County Superintendent of Schools Mary Ann Dewan hired an independent investigator to look into the claims after receiving the allegations verbally, the summary says.
The investigation report wasn’t included in the meeting packet or released to board members, trustees said. But the resolution says the probe found credible evidence that Di Salvo’s comments and behavior toward women who challenged him at board meetings was “negative, critical, disrespectful, dismissive, demeaning and