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LAUSD board orders Supt. Cortines to analyze misconduct incidents

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

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

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

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...

Calif. boy had testicle removed after sexual bullying: mom

Josefina Corona alleges her then 8-year-old son endured 14 months of physical, verbal and sexual assaults by fellow students at Miramonte Elementary School in South Los Angeles.

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?”

2 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

LAUSD to Pay $30M in Settlements to Victims of Teacher Who Fed Students His Sperm

The Los Angeles Unified School District has settled a whopping 58 legal claims filed in conjunction with the sexual abuse of students at Miramonte Elementary School in South L.A. [ more › ]

L.A. Now Live: LAUSD's $30-million Miramonte settlement

Attorneys representing parents in 58 legal claims have agreed to a $30-million settlement with the Los Angeles Unified School District over alleged abuse perpetrated at Miramonte Elementary School. The settlement, part of an effort by LAUSD and the children's parents...

LAUSD to pay Miramonte victims $30 million; teacher due in court

Now that the Los Angeles Unified School District has agreed to a $30-million settlement in the Miramonte Elementary School case, the teacher accused of lewd acts against dozens of children is set to appear in court next month. Mark Berndt,...

First settlements in Miramonte abuse case total $30 million

The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay about $30 million to settle 58 legal claims involving a former Miramonte Elementary School teacher accused of committing lewd acts on children, plaintiffs’ lawyers said Tuesday. These are the first settlements in...

L.A. Unified settles Miramonte abuse claims for $30 million

The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay about $30 million to settle 58 legal claims filed by students and parents in connection with lewd-conduct charges against a former teacher at Miramonte Elementary School, plaintiffs' lawyers said Tuesday. Each of...

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