Read the article here: http://laschoolreport.com/cortines-springs-an-art-teacher-after-months-in-teacher-jail-lausd/#more-33011
Mishandling funds is certainly a serious allegation but not one that jeopardized student safety. Why was it necessary to remove Mr. Lutz from the classroom during the investigation? Wouldn’t it have been enough to suspend him from any after school activities until they found out that there was actual wrongdoing? Why was the board not asking these question as part of their oversight of the Superintendents office?
To those who think that tenure laws give teachers too much protection, I ask how they think that these cases can continue to happen. It seems to me that Mr. Lutz did not have enough protection.
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