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Pedophile Teachers in California

On January 30, 2012, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies arrested 61-year-old elementary teacher Mark Berndt on 23 counts of lewd acts against minors. The third grade teacher at the Miramonte Elementary School in Florence Firestone,...Show More Summary

L.A. teacher seeks back pay after case involving inappropriate touching dismissed

A former Miramonte Elementary School teacher who won dismissal of allegations that he inappropriately touched a female student is suing the Los Angeles Unified School District for back pay. Martin Springer's suit filed Tuesday asks that he be paid for the two years he was suspended, plus interest,...

New payout for Miramonte Elementary students who claim abuse by teachers

Los Angeles school officials have agreed to pay an additional $4.5 million to former Miramonte Elementary students who claimed they were abused by teachers at the campus.

L.A. Unified could pay more to alleged Miramonte victims

The Los Angeles school board on Tuesday is scheduled to discuss in private a possible additional payment to alleged victims of two former teachers at Miramonte Elementary School.

Miramonte teacher resigns in advance of hearing over job

A teacher who became a figure in the Miramonte Elementary child abuse case resigned Friday from the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Miramonte teacher resigns in advance of hearing over job

A teacher who became a figure in the Miramonte Elementary child abuse case resigned Friday from the Los Angeles Unified School District.

LAUSD board orders Supt. Cortines to analyze misconduct incidents

In the wake of the Miramonte Elementary School child abuse scandal, the Los Angeles school district will analyze past incidents of misconduct to determine how to better safeguard students in the future.

LAUSD needs precautions to prevent another Miramonte-type scandal

The sexual abuse of students at Miramonte Elementary School was creepy beyond measure, involving a "game" in which third-graders were blindfolded and fed cookies tainted with their teacher's semen. But the astonishing $139-million legal settlement — on top of an earlier $30-million...

LAUSD's poor treatment of teachers puts kids at risk

To the editor: What's believed to be the largest settlement by a school district in history can't undo the damage the children abused by Miramonte Elementary School teacher Mark Berndt unnecessarily suffered. With a then-Los Angeles Unified School District lawyer recently arguing in a...

LAUSD Agrees to Pay $139 Million to Settle Child Sex Abuse Lawsuit

The L.A. Unified School District agreed to pay $139 million to settle a child sexual abuse lawsuit involving a teacher at Miramonte Elementary School because, as one attorney observed, due to the “volcano of evidence” against the district...Show More Summary

L.A. Unified ends Miramonte sex abuse case with $139-million deal

2 years agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The L.A. Unified School District has agreed to pay about $139 million to settle claims that a Miramonte Elementary School teacher abused his students, drawing to a close the lengthy case that led to changes in state law and district policies.

L.A. schools will pay $139 million in child abuse scandal

The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay out $139 million in settlements in the Miramonte Elementary School child abuse scandal, bringing the school system nearer to a close in the costly and lengthy case that led to changes in state law and district policies, attorneys said Friday.

L.A. Unified discusses possible settlement in Miramonte case

2 years agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The Los Angeles Board of Education discussed a possible settlement offer Tuesday involving a former Miramonte Elementary School teacher accused of feeding semen to his students in what became the largest and costliest child abuse case in the school system.

LAUSD knew of misconduct by Miramonte teacher in 1983, records show

The Los Angeles Unified School District had received complaints of inappropriate behavior by a Miramonte Elementary School teacher nearly three decades before he was arrested for lewd acts against children, according to court docume...

Bill aimed at speedier teacher firings among those signed by Brown

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed legislation aimed at speeding the dismissal of public school teachers for gross misconduct, a bill in reaction to a sex abuse case at Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles.

Judge keeps details of Miramonte sex abuse investigation secret

A two-year sheriff’s investigation into child abuse at Miramonte Elementary School will remain confidential, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled Friday. 

LAUSD quietly disbands Miramonte child-abuse investigative panel

The Los Angeles school district has quietly shut down a high-profile special investigative panel intended to review the Miramonte Elementary child-abuse case, citing its cost. The school system had pledged to form the commission in 2012 as a measure of its commitment to protect students after...

Lawyers want investigation of LAUSD destruction of abuse reports

Attorneys representing students and their families in litigation over alleged sexual misconduct at Miramonte Elementary School called Friday for a federal investigation into the Los Angeles school district's destruction of reports containing abuse claims.

SICK… L.A. Teacher Guilty Of Blindfolding Children And Feeding Them Semen

A Los Angelos teacher at Miramonte Elementary has plead no contest to 23 charges related to molesting 30 children by blindfolding them and spoon feeding the children his semen.  Mark Berndt, 63, was a teacher at the school for 30 years … Continue reading ?

“Why Can’t We Get Rid of Bad Teachers?”

3 years agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Los Angeles: “As LAUSD agrees to pay out 30 million dollars to the families victimized by the Miramonte Elementary School teacher molestation scandal, FOX 11 investigates why school districts seem to have such a difficult time firing teachers who’ve committed lewd acts.” Even the teacher charged with committing mass sex crimes in the Miramonte case [...]Show More Summary

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