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February 15, 2006 | Tanya Caldwell, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday appointed Jerry Thornton as district inspector general, an often unpopular position but one intended to hold the district accountable. Thornton, who has been acting inspector general since May, said he would continue to investigate potential "waste, fraud and abuse of public funding." The terms of his contract -- including the length of his position -- are yet to be determined by board President Marlene Canter. Thornton previously served as the No.
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February 15, 2006 | Tanya Caldwell, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday appointed Jerry Thornton as district inspector general, an often unpopular position but one intended to hold the district accountable. Thornton, who has been acting inspector general since May, said he would continue to investigate potential "waste, fraud and abuse of public funding." The terms of his contract -- including the length of his position -- are yet to be determined by board President Marlene Canter. Thornton previously served as the No.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jerry Thorton, deputy inspector general for the Los Angeles Unified School District, has been named acting inspector general, officials announced Monday. Thorton, a former FBI agent, was second-in-command in the district's internal investigative unit for four years. He temporarily takes over the top post after the resignation of Don Mullinax, who is leaving this month after five years in the job.
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October 8, 2006 | HOWARD BLUME
The next superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District will have new powers over contracts and construction, but will face assorted power brokers jockeying for influence as of Jan. 1, when the law giving the mayor a say in school governance kicks in. --- The players: School board members The history: They called the shots, but despite test-score improvements, critics faulted them for micromanaging and living in fear of the teachers union.
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