Anti-Heatley campaigners were vocal at last night’s school board meeting. Photo: Tracey Taylor

According to information uncovered last night, Edmond Heatley, the sole finalist for superintendent of Berkeley schools, pushed a resolution supporting Proposition 8 when he was superintendent in Chino Valley in 2008. The school board announced last night that it was slowing down the process of appointing a new superintendent, so next week’s scheduled vote on Heatley’s appointment will not take place.

Berkeleyside this morning contacted a number of school board directors to discuss Heatley’s background, the details of the vetting process, and the thoroughness of due diligence done by the board’s executive search consultants. None have responded yet.

What do Berkeleyside readers think? Answer our survey on whether the school board should withdraw Heatley’s name from consideration:

Lance Knobel (Berkeleyside co-founder) has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. Much of his career was in business journalism. He was editor-in-chief of both Management Today, the leading business magazine...