Hacienda La Puente Unified School District
Superintendent Barbara Nakaoka received an award from the California PTA
for her 42 years of service at the district and for her participation
in a recent blood drive.
But to parents and local PTA members in the audience, it sounded as if the award was being given at the end of her service.
Nakaoka, recognizing the confusion, stood up at the meeting and told the group that she was not retiring.
“No, I am not,” said Nakaoka in an interview. “I was given a
gift from the California PTA and it made it sound like I was retiring.
But they were just thanking me, that’s all.”