The Pleasanton school board voted unanimously Friday night to remove Rick Rubino from the position of superintendent, effective immediately.
"Both the Board of Education and Mr. Rubino believe it is in the organization’s best interest to move forward with the process of securing new leadership," said Joan Laursen, board president, in a message following the special meeting.
No specific reason for Rubino's dismissal was given.
The board placed Rubino on paid administrative leave Dec. 19 following another closed-door meeting.
"One of the most important responsibilities of the Board of Education is to hire and hold accountable the Superintendent of Schools," Laursen said. " We want to assure our school community that the entire Board of Education takes this responsibility very seriously, and our District’s current leadership situation has our full and focused attention."
"Please accept our commitment to identify and secure leadership who will embrace the many strengths, talents and tremendous support that you – the members of our dedicated school community – offer the children in our District," she added.
Micaela Ochoa, deputy superintendent, has been asked to assume the superintendent's duties as well as continuing with her own for the time being.