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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1991 | LILY ENG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Capistrano Unified School District officials said Friday that they are close to settling a civil rights case in which an administrative judge ruled that school officials repeatedly discriminated against a veteran teacher. Under the ruling by John F. Cook, an administrative law judge for the U.S. Department of Education, the district could forfeit $1.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1991 | LILY ENG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A biology teacher who does not want to teach evolution sues for $5 million. A school board trustee is poisoned with cyanide. The district attorney starts an investigation into possible campaign violations. A judge threatens to withdraw federal funding over a harassment case. The controversies just keep on coming in the Capistrano Unified School District. The district for the last several years has been hit with a seemingly unending stream of problems.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1991 | LILY ENG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A biology teacher who does not want to teach evolution sues for $5 million. A school board trustee is poisoned with cyanide. The district attorney starts an investigation into possible campaign violations. A judge threatens to withdraw federal funding over a harassment case. The controversies just keep on coming in the Capistrano Unified School District. The district for the last several years has been hit with a seemingly unending stream of problems.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1991 | LILY ENG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Capistrano Unified School District officials said Friday that they are close to settling a civil rights case in which an administrative judge ruled that school officials repeatedly discriminated against a veteran teacher. Under the ruling by John F. Cook, an administrative law judge for the U.S. Department of Education, the district could forfeit $1.
NEWS
November 1, 1991 | DAN WEIKEL and LILY ENG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Capistrano Unified School District stands to lose millions of dollars in federal funding because of a judge's conclusion that high-ranking administrators harassed and discriminated against an award-winning teacher for years. John F. Cook, an administrative law judge for the U.S. Department of Education, has decided that district administrators, including former Supt. Jerome Thornsley, violated Ruth Geis' civil rights and retaliated against her for legal actions she took to save her job.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Capistrano Unified School District has agreed to correct civil rights violations and provide $12,000 in back pay to a veteran high school teacher who says she was harassed and discriminated against by top administrators for almost a decade. In a closed-door session, the school board voted to settle a bitterly contested age and sex discrimination complaint brought by Ruth Geis, 64, an award-winning San Clemente High English instructor with more than 30 years in the classroom.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1991
At long last, Capistrano Unified School District has indicated it is willing to settle a civil rights case involving a highly regarded San Clemente High School English teacher. The U.S. Office of Civil Rights, in a stinging 72-page decision issued last July, determined that the teacher, Ruth Geis, had suffered sex discrimination and harassment over several years.
NEWS
February 22, 1992 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Orange County Superior Court jury Friday awarded $250,000 in damages to a South County chemistry teacher who alleged that two school administrators sexually harassed her and then retaliated against her for complaining about their conduct. After deliberating for nearly two days, the jury agreed that an assistant principal at Mission Viejo High School had harassed Sharon Daly Forslund and that she had been retaliated against professionally when she lost her classes and was later transferred.
NEWS
December 12, 1985 | JOSEPH N. BELL
A press conference was staged recently in the Dana Hills High School social studies classroom of teacher Ronald Buchheim. The date was July 5, 1776. There were reporters from London, Paris, Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Richmond. The politicians being interviewed were named Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin. Subject: a document signed the day before called the American Declaration of Independence. The exchanges were tough.
NEWS
November 1, 1991 | DAN WEIKEL and LILY ENG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Capistrano Unified School District stands to lose millions of dollars in federal funding because of a judge's conclusion that high-ranking administrators harassed and discriminated against an award-winning teacher for years. John F. Cook, an administrative law judge for the U.S. Department of Education, has decided that district administrators, including former Supt. Jerome Thornsley, violated Ruth Geis' civil rights and retaliated against her for legal actions she took to save her job.
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