Rowland Unified dismisses interim assistant superintendent

Ajay Mohindra was dismissed from his job by a unanimous vote of the five-member school board, announced Board President Heidi Gallegos

“The board unanimously decided to not re-employ the district’s interim assistant superintendent of business,” Gallegos announced to a board room packed with teachers, parents and community members.

Mohindra, listed as the interim chief financial officer on the district’s website, sat at the table in front of the board after the announcement. When asked by a reporter if he still had a job at the district, he remained silent.

Mohindra’s name was confirmed by Gina Ward, RUSD spokesperson, who also attended the board meeting.

Mohindra was participating in negotiations with the district’s teachers represented by the Association of Rowland Educators. The two sides are in impasse and is now working with a mediator.

He was put into the spot last year by Superintendent Ruben Frutos, who previously occupied the position.

The district is in the process of looking for a new superintendent. Frutos’ contract ends June 30. There was no word on whether he would become the assistant superintendent of business.

Read more in Steve Scauzillo’s story DISMISSED.