August 15, 2018, 12:59:38 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: NEW CHILD BOARD CREATED IN THE POLITICAL SECTION FOR THE 2016 ELECTION
 
   Home   Help Login Register  
Pages: « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 »   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: LA Elem. Teacher Mark Berndt Fired & Chgd with Lewd Acts Against 23 Children  (Read 28701 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 44681



« Reply #100 on: July 20, 2012, 12:13:04 AM »

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=8736454
Miramonte Elementary School scandal may get FBI investigation
July 14, 2012

Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
Sister
Monkey All Star Jr.
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 8648



« Reply #101 on: July 20, 2012, 07:59:22 AM »

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=8736454
Miramonte Elementary School scandal may get FBI investigation
July 14, 2012


These cases are making me physically ill.  How could these POS do these things to children or anyone for that matter.
Logged


MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 44681



« Reply #102 on: September 03, 2012, 09:45:19 PM »

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Miramonte-Elementary-School-New-Year-Sex-Abuse-Suspects-Teacher-Mark-Berndt-Martin-Springer-165824726.html
Deal With "Aftershocks" of School Abuse Scandal
The school will be run by a new principal, Martha Contreras, who says her goal is to reestablish trust among the community

August 10, 2012

For Miramonte Elementary School, next Tuesday will mark more than the start of a new school year. It will be, in-effect, the reboot of a school shaken by charges last February that two teachers were accused of sexually abusing students.

"My concern is for student safety and academics," said Martha Contreras, Miramonte Elementary School principal.

Contreras came to the South LA school as an assistant principal last spring, when the school and community were reeling from the abuse scandal. Now, she’s taken on pressing challenges as the school’s new principal.
 ::snipping2::
Video at link
Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 44681



« Reply #103 on: September 03, 2012, 09:52:45 PM »

http://www.myfoxla.com/story/19297071/former-teacher-mark-berndt-molestation-preliminary-trial-date-set
Former Teacher Mark Berndt Molestation Preliminary Trial Date Set
August 16, 2012

Los Angeles, CA -

Former Miramonte teacher Mark Berndt was in court today for a status update / preliminary trial date hearing. Citing 'voluminous discovery' and the 'ongoing investigation', the hearing was rescheduled to October 18th.

The Judge mentioned that both the DA and Public Defender do not see preliminary hearing happening until January, 2013 and actual trial not starting until the end of next year, 2013.
 ::snipping2::

Video at Link

Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 44681



« Reply #104 on: September 03, 2012, 09:53:36 PM »


http://wtvr.com/2012/08/29/california-bill-on-teachers-accused-of-sex-crimes-fails/
California bill on teachers accused of sex crimes fails
August 29, 2012

Editor’s note: The following story contains graphic language and descriptions.

LOS ANGELES (CNN) – Allegations of lewd acts committed by a teacher on students in a Los Angeles-area elementary school sent shockwaves across the community last year.

But the outrage didn’t end there. Amid a year-long police investigation involving dozens of photos showing the alleged acts, the school district — faced with strict state rules — could not fire the teacher.

Instead, it paid him $40,000 to quit his job.

Police arrested Mark Berndt, 61, in January and charged him with 23 felony counts stemming from allegations that he bound young students and then photographed them with semen-filled spoons held at their mouths and 3-inch cockroaches crawling across their faces.

Investigators believe the children didn’t realize that they were being victimized, thinking they were playing a game.

Berndt pleaded not guilty to the charges and is being held on $23 million bail while he awaits trial, expected next year.

The Los Angeles Unified School District found itself caught between protecting children and protecting the legal rights of a teacher who had been accused of — but not formally charged with — serious crimes against children.

Under California’s due process for teachers, the school district could have kept Berndt on paid administrative leave, but it would have had to engage in lengthy legal wrangling to remove him from his position. That process could have taken months, even years, and there are no exceptions for teachers accused of sex crimes against children.

Outraged by the Berndt case, California state Sen. Alex Padilla drafted a bill this year that would have allowed a faster way for schools to fire teachers accused of the most heinous crimes against children.

“We were very specific to those serious and egregious crimes,” Padilla said of the bill. “Sex, drugs, violence involving students. These are no-brainers.”

While senators overwhelmingly voted in support of Senate Bill 1530, it was met with strong opposition from the powerful California Teachers Association.
More...
Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 44681



« Reply #105 on: September 03, 2012, 09:56:49 PM »

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Settlement-Talks-Miramonte-Sex-Abuse-Lawsuit-167560435.html
Miramonte Sex Abuse Civil Lawsuit on Hold Until March, Judge Rules
Stay issued so plaintiffs, LAUSD lawyers can engage in settlement discussions

August 27, 2012

A civil lawsuit involving sex abuse allegations against Miramonte Elementary School is on hold until at least March, according to a lawyer representing students involved in the case.
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Monday granted Luis Carrillo's application for a stay. The ruling paves the way for possible settlement negotiations to begin in November outside of court, said Carrillo, who represents 20 students and 14 mothers.

Carrillo said he has asked for a temporary delay in the case so the plaintiffs and the lawyers for the Los Angeles Unified School District can engage in settlement discussions and avoid exposing the children to the pain of a lengthy trial.

"This helps the kids," Carrillo said. "This is very extraordinary to have settlement discussions at the beginning of the case. I believe the district is acting in good faith by agreeing to this process. We want justice for the kids and to help them get over the memories of these episodes."

David Holmquist, general counsel for the LAUSD, said the district has been exploring alternative means to address civil claims in this matter without the potential pain of a lengthy trial.
 ::snipping2::
The civil lawsuit was filed on behalf of students and parents who have alleged sexual misconduct against former Miramonte teacher Mark Berndt.

Berndt and another former Miramonte teacher, Martin Springer, were arrested on sex abuse charges earlier this year.
 ::snipping2::
A separate criminal case against Berndt and Springer is pending.
Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 44681



« Reply #106 on: October 11, 2012, 09:09:28 AM »

http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-miramonte-sex-scandal-new-evidence,0,4231597.story
'New Evidence' Released in Miramonte Elementary Sex Scandal
October 1, 2012

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Lawyers for the twenty-four students who were alleged victims of sexual abuse at Miramonte Elementary School introduced "a new piece of evidence" against accused Miramonte teacher Mark Berndt Monday.

Attorney Michael S. Carrillo says that during the investigation a Picasso painting they feel is inappropriate for an elementary school setting was discovered in Berndt's classroom.

Carrillo described the painting as showing "two women, their breasts exposed, touching each other."

The legal team says the discovery shows how oblivious LAUSD school officials and the schools the principal were to what was allegedly happening on campus.
 ::snipping2::
Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 44681



« Reply #107 on: November 29, 2012, 07:05:28 PM »

http://**/ci_22078074/lausd-jails-fill-teachers-misconduct-complaints-rise
LAUSD 'jails' fill with teachers as misconduct complaints rise
November 27, 2012

They call it "teacher jail" - the administrative offices where nearly 300 Los Angeles Unified educators accused of misconduct spend months on end reading, blogging or texting.

The cost is enormous: $1.4 million a month in salaries while district and law-enforcement investigations proceed, and $865,000 to hire substitutes to fulfill their classroom duties.

Los Angeles Unified officials insist the cost is worth it - the price the district has to pay for years of downplaying or ignoring suspected abuse. That practice exploded into a major scandal in February with revelations of longtime patterns of misconduct by teachers at Telfair Elementary in Pacoima and Miramonte Elementary in South L.A. | Read "Where the Miramonte, Telfair abuse cases stand"

Now, under a new zero-tolerance policy, scores of educators accused of misconduct have been pulled from classrooms and are facing dismissal. The number of housed teachers has more than doubled in the last 18 months.

Even grabbing a student's arm or looking down a girl's blouse triggers a full-scale investigation, with the district moving aggressively to fire those found to have endangered the well-being of students.

"You touch a child inappropriately, expect to lose your job," said David Holmquist, the district's general counsel. "We have zero tolerance for inappropriate touching and that probably hasn't always been the case, to this degree."

That total of 300 includes 50 teachers who have been placed on unpaid status as the district moves to fire them. Officials say there also are "a handful" of teachers who have successfully appealed their dismissals and are collecting their salary, but who officials do not want back in the classroom.

The district's handling of misconduct complaints is the subject of a report set for release Thursday by the California State Auditor's office. Requested by Assemblyman Ricardo Lara, D-South Gate, it is expected to look at the policies and procedures at the district and a sampling of cases at six schools.

The audit is likely to address LAUSD's more aggressive approach to pulling educators from the classroom - so many, in fact, that housed teachers are split into morning and afternoon shifts, with the balance of their "workday" spent at home.
More...
Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 44681



« Reply #108 on: November 29, 2012, 07:09:46 PM »

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/11/audit-la-unified-sexual-misconduct.html
Audit faults LAUSD for not reporting charges of sexual misconduct
November 29, 2012

California auditors have concluded that Los Angeles school officials have been slow to act on some allegations of employee sexual misconduct and often failed to notify the state agency that oversees the credentials of teachers -- a notification required by law.

The review, released Thursday, was conducted by the California state auditor at the behest of the  Legislature’s audit committee. It was commissioned in response to fallout from the arrest of a veteran Miramonte Elementary School teacher on 23 counts of lewd conduct.


Authorities suspect Mark Berndt, 61,  of feeding cookies tainted with his semen to students, among other wrongdoing. Previous alleged questionable behavior by Berndt had not resulted in any discipline prior to his arrest.

Berndt, who is being held in lieu of $23 million bail, has pleaded not guilty.

L.A. Unified did not "properly notify" the state’s Commission on Teacher Credentialing "when required to do so, such as when an employee with a certificate to teach is dismissed while an allegation of misconduct is pending," the auditors wrote. The review “found that the district failed to report as required at least 144 cases — including cases involving employee misconduct against students — submitted a year or more late when the district finally did report them.”

Of these cases, “31 were more than three years late when they were reported to the commission. As a result of the delays in reporting these cases, the commission was not able to determine promptly whether it was appropriate to revoke the teachers’ certificates and thus prevent the individuals from working in other school districts,” auditors asserted.

The sensational allegations against Berndt sparked public outrage and scrutiny, but also prompted a response from L.A. Unified, which auditors acknowledged. They noted that L.A. Unified cooperated with the audit, agreed with its findings and has acted to address shortcomings.
In the wake of Berndt’s arrest, the nation’s second-largest school system reviewed old files for evidence of other potential problem employees, submitted old and new records to state regulators, and pledged to inform parents within 72 hours when an employee is removed from a school during an investigation into sexual misconduct.

The audit “captured accurately what the district has done in terms of improvement and where the district was,” L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy said Thursday. He said he was “thankful and appreciative for the honesty and accuracy” of the audit.

The audit also called for changes in state law to streamline the firing of teachers for gross misconduct. L.A. Unified has lobbied for such legislation.
More...

DOCUMENT
Audit faults LAUSD for not reporting misconduct allegations
http://documents.latimes.com/audit-faults-l-unified-not-reporting-accused-teachers/
Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 44681



« Reply #109 on: December 07, 2012, 06:40:42 PM »

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/12/la-unified-aims-to-settle-miramonte-lawsuits-by-end-of-january.html
L.A. Unified aims to settle Miramonte lawsuits by end of January
December 6, 2012

awyers for the Los Angeles Unified School District announced Thursday that by the end of January the district intends to settle 189 legal claims filed in connection with lewd-conduct charges against a former teacher at Miramonte Elementary School.

District officials said former state Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso is overseeing the mediation process between the district and 16 law firms that represent 126 students, parents, relatives and guardians. The claims accuse the district of not doing enough to protect students from veteran instructor Mark Berndt, even after fielding complaints about inappropriate conduct at the school.

Settlements would be paid for out of the district’s liability fund and possibly in part by an insurance policy.
More...
Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 44681



« Reply #110 on: December 12, 2012, 03:15:45 PM »

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=8915637
Miramonte abuse scandal: Lawyers claim new evidence
December 10, 2012

PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) -- Lawyers representing students and parents in a civil suit are leveling new accusations at the Los Angeles Unified School District over the Miramonte Elementary School abuse scandal.

Attorneys representing nearly 70 children and parents from Miramonte Elementary School say they have proof that the LAUSD ignored alleged lewd and lascivious acts by teacher Mark Berndt.

They say they have newly discovered documents supporting their allegations that there were clear signs of such behavior against children by Berndt.

"This is a pattern of years by the Los Angeles Unified School District to intentionally suppress and conceal evidence of suspected child abuse," said attorney Brian Claypool.

Berndt is now in jail. He is pleading not guilty to criminal charges of lewd and lascivious behavior.

There is a separate civil action against the school district. Parents are suing the school district for what allegedly happened. The school district denies wrongdoing and has been trying to negotiate an out-of-court settlement in the civil action.
More...
Video at link
Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 44681



« Reply #111 on: December 12, 2012, 03:17:50 PM »

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/california-politics/2012/12/lawmaker-revives-teacher-misconduct-bill.html
Lawmaker revives bill to ease firing of teachers in sex abuse cases
December 10, 2012

 California lawmaker has revived legislation to speed the dismissal process for teachers who sexually abuse students.

The proposal, prompted by the the sexual abuse scandal at Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles, died in committee last session after the state's powerful teachers unions declared it an assault on due process rights.

State Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) reintroduced the bill last week, saying the need for his legislation was bolstered by a recent state audit that found the state's lengthy dismissal process contributes to districts "entering into settlement agreements rather than continuing with attempts to dismiss the employees."

Last year, the L.A. Unified School District chose to pay $40,000 to Mark Berndt, the former Miramonte teacher charged with 23 counts of lewd acts on children, to retire rather than take him through the dismissal process. (Berndt has pleaded not guilty to the charges.)

The bill, SB 10, would expedite the dismissal process for teachers who engage in "serious or egregious unprofessional conduct": offenses involving sex, drugs or violence.
 ::snipping2::
Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 44681



« Reply #112 on: December 12, 2012, 03:19:38 PM »

http://**/news/ci_22163107/attorneys-representing-parents-miramonte-molestation-drop-out-negotiations
Attorneys for parents of Miramonte School children allegedly molested by teacher Mark Berndt want trials
December 10, 2012

PASADENA - Two attorneys representing dozens of children in lawsuits brought against the Los Angeles Unified School District over alleged teacher sexual misconduct said Monday they are dropping out of settlement negotiations and want to go trial.

Luis Carrillo and Brian Claypool told a news conference they have received “insignificant” settlement offers from the district for only three of the 35 children and 33 parents they represent in three lawsuits over alleged lewd conduct by a former teacher at Miramonte Elementary School.

The teacher, Mark Berndt, was arrested in January and pleaded not guilty to 23 counts that allege he fed his students his semen on cookies and photographed them in classroom “tasting games.” The district faces 189 legal actions in connection with the case.

“The district really does not care about the emotional damage the children have suffered,” Carrillo said.
District officials did not immediately return a request for comment.

Carrillo and Claypool said they plan to ask a judge on Wednesday to lift a litigation stay to allow them to resume preparing for a trial. The stay, which expires March 1, prohibits them from proceeding with the lawsuit while mediation is ongoing.

“All negotiations have ended,” Claypool said. “We plan to proceed to jury trial.”

District General Counsel David Holmquist said last week that he hoped to settle all lawsuits and legal claims by the end of January.

Two other lawyers last week said they also were not participating in the settlement talks and jointly filed four lawsuits against the district.
 ::snipping2::
Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
Sister
Monkey All Star Jr.
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 8648



« Reply #113 on: December 12, 2012, 10:07:20 PM »

This POS needs to go to trial.
Logged


MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 44681



« Reply #114 on: December 17, 2012, 10:49:02 AM »

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/12/13/attorney-delays-request-to-reduce-bail-for-ex-miramonte-teacher/
Attorney For Ex-Miramonte Teacher Delays Motion To Reduce Bail
December 13, 2012

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — An attorney for a former South Los Angeles-area elementary school teacher accused of sexually abusing his students delayed plans on Thursday to ask a judge to reduce the $23 million bail amount for his client.

KNX 1070′s Margaret Carrero reports criminal defense attorney Manny Medrano wants more time to review the allegations against Mark Berndt before filing the motion.

Medrano is the newly-appointed attorney for Berndt....

Early on Thursday, Medrano told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO he would ask the judge to reduce his client’s bail to a level comparable to other high-profile cases, such as the trials of Michael Jackson and Phil Spector.

“The bail amount is so enormous that it borders on unconstitutional,” Medrano said.

But Medrano decided to postpone the request when he was given copies of the police report, lab results, and other evidence against Berndt.
 ::snipping2::
Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 44681



« Reply #115 on: December 17, 2012, 10:50:55 AM »

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Ex-Miramonte-Teacher-Mark-Berndt-Hires-Defense-Attorney-Manny-Medrano-183428831.html
Ex-Miramonte Teacher Mark Berndt Hires Defense Attorney
Mark Berndt has hired Manny Medrano, a Harvard-educated prosecutor-turned-journalist-turned-defense-attorney

December 13, 2012

Mark Berndt, the former Miramonte Elementary School teacher accused of lewd conduct against his students, has hired as his defense attorney a former federal prosecutor who is also an ex-television news reporter.

Manny Medrano took Berndt's case up on Tuesday. A reporter for NBC4 for a decade who also worked at KTLA and covered the U.S. Supreme Court for ABC News, Medrano He replaces a public defender who has represented Berndt since last year.
More...
Video at Link
Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 44681



« Reply #116 on: December 17, 2012, 10:53:01 AM »

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/12/14/miramonte-teacher-sex-abuse-case-moves-closer-to-trial/
Miramonte Teacher Sex Abuse Case Moves Closer To Trial
December 14, 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge says attorneys can move closer to trial in their child sex abuse lawsuits against school officials, after a former teacher allegedly fed his semen to students.

The Los Angeles Times reports Judge Malcolm Mackey lifted a litigation stay Thursday, allowing attorneys to proceed formally with their lawsuits.

Mackey directed all parties to continue mediation, but students’ attorney Luis Carrillo says the Los Angeles Unified School District has been too slow and made unrealistic offers.
 ::snipping2::
Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
cw618
Monkey Junky
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 4943



« Reply #117 on: March 12, 2013, 10:38:29 PM »

LA schools settle claims over lewd 'tasting games'
 
CHRISTINA HOAG, Associated Press, By CHRISTINA HOAG and GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press
Updated 6:58 pm, Tuesday, March 12, 2013
 ::snipping2::
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles school district will pay millions of dollars to settle claims and lawsuits filed by students and families from an elementary school where a third-grade teacher was accused of spoon-feeding children semen in what he called "tasting games," lawyers in the cases said Tuesday.
 
District officials did not reveal the total amount of the settlement, but attorney Raymond Boucher, who represents several Miramonte Elementary School students, said each claimant will receive $470,000.
 
District General Counsel David Holmquist said the settlement covers 58 of the 191 claims and lawsuits filed by students and parents against the district after the January 2012 arrest of former third-grade teacher Mark Berndt on 23 charges of lewd behavior spanning five years at Miramonte.
 ::snipping2::

A few of the cases involved another Miramonte teacher, Martin Springer, who was charged with lewd acts on a child in a case involving a second-grader that authorities said was fondled in class in 2009.
 ::snipping2::
The 58 people involved in the settlement are all students, he said

Springer has also pleaded not guilty
more at link
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/us/article/LA-schools-settle-teacher-lewdness-claims-4349214.php
Logged

goodmorn,goodnite, got to go, as always its been wonderful, talking with you, and most of all have a great day, and dont forget to smile
MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 44681



« Reply #118 on: March 13, 2013, 08:58:39 AM »

Here is a bit more from the article cw618 posted above, as a refresher on the case.  Thank goodness the photo tech did the right thing and reported the suspicious photos of the students to authorities.  Investigators found a plastic spoon in Berndt's classroom trash bin that had semen on it.     From what I've read, it appears there were previous concerns by some about Berndt's behavior.  How long and how many children were subjected to Berndt's sick fetishes?  Not to mention the emotional trauma involved, if there was semen or other bodily fluids involved as it appears from evidence found, the children risked getting HIV, std's or other disease if the semen had any of those in it.   

http://www.seattlepi.com/news/us/article/LA-schools-settle-teacher-lewdness-claims-4349214.php

 ::snipping2::
Prosecutors said in Berndt's "tasting games" he fed students his semen on cookies and by spoon, sometimes blindfolding and photographing them. Berndt, who taught for 32 years at the South Los Angeles school, has pleaded not guilty in the criminal case.

 ::snipping2::
The allegations against Berndt came to light when a drugstore photo technician noticed dozens of odd photos of blindfolded children and reported them to authorities. Investigators said they discovered a plastic spoon in Berndt's classroom trash bin that was found to contain traces of semen.
 ::snipping2::
Attorney John Manly said the district has not yet explained how the alleged incidents went undetected for so long.

"The district got a great deal today," he said. "There's not been a single explanation of who knew what when."

The case led to a wide-ranging overhaul of how the nation's second-largest school district handles allegations of sexual abuse after it was revealed that previous complaints about Berndt's behavior were ignored.

It also shined a light on how slowly state officials act to censure teachers
and led to a flurry of allegations of teacher-student sex abuse in the district and in other school systems.
 ::snipping2::
Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
MuffyBee
Former Moderator
Monkey Mega Star
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 44681



« Reply #119 on: April 16, 2013, 02:24:35 PM »

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-teacher-jail-20130416,0,5155435.story
L.A. school board to consider faster investigation of teachers
Under a proposal by board member Tamar Galatzan, district employees would be told why they've been removed from their job and advised quickly about the length of the inquiry.

April 15, 2013

Logged

  " Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."  - Daniel Moynihan
Pages: « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 »   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Use of this web site in any manner signifies unconditional acceptance, without exception, of our terms of use.
Powered by SMF 1.1.13 | SMF © 2006-2011, Simple Machines LLC
 
Page created in 0.338 seconds with 20 queries.