If Cortez Quinn skipped Tuesday night’s meeting, he would have lost his seat on the Twin Rivers Board of Trustees. Instead, he showed up early.
The Area 5 trustee did not answer questions as he walked into his first board meeting since November, the first one since the end of his 90 day leave of absence. He took the leave after he was arrested on several charges that accuse him of taking illegal loans and faking a paternity test.
His case is still making its way through the courts and he has not been convicted of anything.
And during a break in this meeting, he broke his silence with reporters.
“I plan to continue to serve,” Quinn said. “And that’s all I’ll say.”
He did answer one follow up question about the resolution board members recently passed asking for his resignation.
“My colleagues, whether they support me or not, I’m here representing the people of Area 5. And I look forward to continuing that service,” he said.
Board President Rebecca Sandoval addressed the issue for the media with a prepared statement saying there is no place in the district more important than the classrooms.
“And this board is firmly committed to ensuring that every student at every grade level is on track to graduate college and career ready. That is our focus. Nothing will distract us from that mission,” she said.
The issue of Quinn’s status on the board was not on the agenda for this meeting.