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Date published Nov 13, 2019

A $17.5 million project to replace and upgrade high-speed wiring at all of Montebello Unified’s campuses — halted because required paperwork was never filed with the state — is now the subject of three lawsuits filed against the district.

Date published Nov 13, 2019

The chief of the Baldwin Park Unified School District Police Department is suing the district, alleging she has not been allowed to return to work after being put on administrative leave earlier this year amid blogger and news reports that she had a criminal history.

Date published Nov 13, 2019

Max Benson died after being restrained at an El Dorado Hills non-public school for special needs children in November 2018. He was restrained face-down by school staff for one hour and 45 minutes, according to court documents.

Date published Nov 13, 2019

Sweetwater Union High School District may have to make budget cuts of up to $36 million for next school year in order to make ends meet, according to recent calculations by county officials.

Date published Nov 13, 2019

After a chaotic Oakland Unified school board meeting in October, when protesters rushed a metal barricade and were struck by police with batons and arrested, the school board — fearing the same protesters would return — banned the public from its first meeting of November and may do it again Wednesday.

Date published Nov 13, 2019

Since becoming superintendent, Kyla Johnson-Trammel has had to take on a fiscal crisis — much of it due to declining enrollments over several years — management decisions made before she arrived and after, the impact of charter school enrollments and poor fiscal controls.



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