Senators unanimously passed AB215 on a 33-0 vote Monday. The bill by Democratic Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan of Alamo creates a separate hearing process for teachers who are charged with egregious misconduct.
A 35-year-old Panorama City man is under arrest for alleged inappropriate conduct with a student.
Michael Leach, who had worked for USC for 16 years until the age of 73, filed suit against the university after he was let go in February 2012.
The alleged sexual misconduct, said the district, was reported “by two brave students.”
The plaintiff, who is now at least 18-years-old, says Ramon Lopez was a “duly licensed school teacher on the Arroyo High School faculty” who abused her from September 2009 until April 2013.
The state Senate has passed a bill intended to speed and streamline the process for dismissing teachers accused of misconduct, despite the opinion of some that the measure should be improved, possibly next year.
The city of Torrance has filed documents denying misconduct by police officers who shot at a white surfer during a manhunt for a rogue Los Angeles former officer.
An employee at an Eagle Rock elementary school was removed and is being investigated for allegations of misconduct, district officials said Tuesday.
Los Angeles city officials teamed up with the Los Angeles Unified School District to launch a new program Monday that aims to reduce juvenile misconduct on Metro buses.
The investigation was launched after an anonymous letter accusing clerk-recorder Tom Daly was sent to county officials.
Lawmakers have approved SB1530 that would allow school boards to directly dismiss teachers instead of deferring to a disciplinary commission.
The California State Legislature is addressing the escalating crisis of teacher misconduct. The State Assembly Education Committee will vote on a bill Wednesday that would expedite the process of removing teachers who engage in criminal behavior.
The Los Angeles Unified School District is working to crack down on teachers suspected of misconduct in the wake of the sex abuse scandal at Miramonte Elementary School.
Los Angeles schools chief John Deasy has ordered his staff to submit or resubmit reports of teacher misconduct to a state credentialing board in the wake of news that at least two such reports had fallen through the cracks.
The Los Angeles Unified school district faces a mounting number of complaints after last month’s arrest of two teachers at Miramonte Elementary.