Gateway School Board Hires Former CV High School Principal As New Superintendent

A troubled Shasta Lake area school district that’s been without a Superintendent since their Board of Trustees fired the last one in December has finally replaced him. The Gateway Unified School District has had four members on the board since February, when Cherrill Clifford resigned after a lawsuit was filed by the Gateway Citizens Committee against three board members for apparently violating open meeting laws in an attempt to hire Bryan Caples as their new Superintendent. The board fired the previous Superintendent without cause in December and Clifford apparently signed a contract with Caples. The board has been foundering with no agreeable majority. A special election will have to be held to fill the board position, and a group has launched an effort to recall two more members of the board, Elias and Lindsi Haynes, who were both allies of Clifford. Now the board has done the only thing it could do, and that’s to hire a non-controversial leader to take the Superintendent position. Former Central Valley High School Principal Kyle Turner will start in July. He’s currently the Principal of Placer High in Auburn.