Vladovic Investigation Concluded; Board Members are Briefed*
Hillel Aron | September 24, 2013
LA Unified’s chief lawyer said today the investigation into harassment charges against School Board President Richard Vladovic was complete, and board members were briefed on its findings.
“We have concluded the investigation, which was conducted by an outside firm. We are in the process of providing individual board members with the findings of that investigation,” LAUSD General Counsel Dave Holmquist said in a statement.
For now, the “document is privileged due to the potential threat of litigation,” according to Sean Rossall, a spokesman Holmquist, meaning that it’s at School Board’s discretion when and if the results of the investigation are released.
A spokesman for Vladovic, Mike Trujillo, said Vladovic would not comment on the investigation.
The LA Daily News first reported the harassment investigation in June. The specific charges were never made public, but sources have said they included bullying, intimidation, and one instance of sexual harassment. Vladovic denied the charges, and a source close to him had told LA School Report that the charges were “politically motivated,” intended to derail his bid for the board presidency.
Board members contacted for this story declined to comment.
If the investigation found truth in the charges, the school board has the option to remove him from his role as president or censure him. It does not have the power to force him off the school board.
*An earlier version said the findings could be released tomorrow; the board decides when or if to make the results public.
Previous posts: Update: Vladovic Cleared On One of Two Investigations; Board President Hires Reform-Affiliated Consultant; Rules Allow Board Members to Censure Colleagues; How Vladovic Won (& Zimmer Went Un-Nominated); Harassment Allegations Could Hurt Vladovic’s Chances