Investigation at West Covina Unified Clears Board Members

An investigator iStock_000048253036_Mediumhas concluded that a former West Covina Unified superintendent’s claims of discrimination, retaliation and sexual harassment are “without merit,” district officials said this week.

Liliam Leis-Castillo, who was hired as West Covina Unified superintendent in 2006, filed suit against the district and board members Mike Spence and Steve Cox in August, following her termination by a board vote in May.

Castillo’s lawsuit claims she was fired because she did not reciprocate Cox’s alleged sexual advances toward her and because she opposed the way the board was managing the district’s charter school.