Cortines’ sexual harassment accuser says he was terminated in retaliation
Despite widespread praise for his leadership of LA Unified, including standing ovations at recent school board meetings, Superintendent Ramon Cortines finds himself facing a familiar adversary, a veteran district employee who is now accusing the district of firing him in retaliation for his past lawsuits against Cortines. Scot Graham, who accused Cortines of sexual harassment in three previous lawsuits,...
By Craig Clough | July 16, 2015
Embezzlement, Poisoning, Murder? Welcome to LAUSD, Mr. Cortines
In case there were any chance LA Unified‘s new superintendent, Ramon Cortines, had forgotten just how bizarro school board meetings can be, his first one back today as head of the district included accusations of embezzlement, murder and sexual harassment. Welcome back, Mr. Superintendent. While the school board voted unanimously to approve the $300,000 a year contract Cortines...
By Vanessa Romo | October 21, 2014
Galatzan Resolution: Vladovic’s Conduct ‘Has Brought Dishonor’
In her resolution before the LA Unified Board seeking a censure of Board President Richard Vladovic, Tamar Galatzan asserts that the harassment charges against him amount to “conduct that has brought dishonor to himself, the School Board, and the Los Angeles Unified School District.” And for that, it says, he should be censured. The resolution also asks...
By LA School Report | October 17, 2013
Galatzan Moves to Reprimand Vladovic on Sexual Harassment*
LA Unified school board member Tamar Galatzan today filed a censure resolution with the board against its president, Richard Vladovic, a result of accusations that Vladovic verbally and sexually harassed district employees working for him. The resolution, which Galatzan confirmed to LA School Report, now comes before the seven-member board at a regularly-scheduled meeting on...
By LA School Report | October 16, 2013
Cortines Suit Raises Board Questions
A shocking (and graphic) Courthouse News Service story from last week details many of the allegations made by Scot Graham against former LAUSD superintendent Ramon Cortines, including, perhaps most damning to the district, that his claims were never investigated “due to the district’s “culture of sexual abuse, stealth and secrecy.” Graham also claims that Cortines “had targeted other...
By Hillel Aron | August 2, 2012