Last year The Lens reported that board members of Lusher Charter School privately discussed how to respond to a union drive and set up private meetings. Both appeared to violate state law. The school district appears to have taken school officials at their word that they did nothing wrong.
The school’s lawyer said negotiations won’t start until the fall.
Attorney Craig Mordock says he hopes other lawyers follow suit.
We reviewed 33 notices sent by prosecutors since 2015. They had the court clerk’s name on them and told people they were “notified … to testify.” DA Warren Montgomery said they were misleading, but he doesn’t believe they were misused. A legal expert called them a sham.
There was a big improvement last fall when the city announced an expansion of traffic enforcement cameras.
His office has told us it doesn’t know how often they were used, and it’s too hard to look.
The DA told the MacArthur Justice Center so-called “DA subpoenas” could be found in court records. The fake ones aren’t there.
Henderson Lewis Jr. has said the school should be closed because of under-enrollment. Wednesday night, he focused on the building.
The superintendent wants to close the school; the board has delayed a decision.
In 2012 and 2014, the state ethics board charged Paulette Bruno and Doris Roché-Hicks with breaking state law because five family members worked at charter schools they run. Years later, the charges remain unresolved.