LAUSD Reviews 40 Years of Misconduct Cases

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) officials are going back 40 years in an internal review of teacher discipline cases to determine if any of those teachers should be referred for possible license revocation.

The 40-year period is a significant expansion from the four years of misconduct cases that have already been reviewed, CNN reports. The district sent 604 cases to state authorities; 122 of those were referred back to the district because the state agency didn’t have the authority to investigate, and 103 cases were already being investigated by the agency’s committee on credentials.

The cases are being reviewed in response to serious sexual misconduct accusations against two teachers at Miramonte Elementary. This week, the California Senate approved a bill that would allow school boards to fire teachers for misconduct and expedite the firing process of instructors accused of offenses involving sex, violence or drugs.

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