Los Angeles Unified School District News

School District in California Settles Teacher Sex Suit for $5M

The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay $5 million to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of a student who was molested by a teacher when she was 13. It would be the largest payout the nation’s second-largest school …

California Broker Nabbed for Pocketing More Than $500K From Safety Program

Arthur Cade, 60, a licensed insurance broker-agent in California, was arrested on three felony counts of grand theft for stealing more than $100,000 from a Los Angeles Unified School District program and more than $400,000 from other programs managed by …

Schools in California to Pay $139M in Sex Abuse Settlement

The Los Angeles Unified School District agreed to pay $139 million to settle lawsuits by sexual abuse victims of a former third-grade teacher whose 2012 arrest sparked criticism of how allegations of abuse were handled at schools in the district’s …

Judge OKs $30 Million Southern California School Molest Settlements

A judge has approved settlements of lawsuits that claimed dozens of students were molested at Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles and the district has made the first of what may become $30 million in payouts. KNBC-TV reported the judge …

Southern California Schools Offer $17M To Settle Molestation Claims

The Los Angeles Unified School District has offered $17 million to settle dozens of claims by alleged victims of a former teacher charged with committing lewd acts on children. The Los Angeles Times reported the district on Wednesday offered to …

Jury: LA Schools Must Pay $6.9M To Molested Boy

A jury ruled that the Los Angeles Unified School District must pay a boy molested by an elementary school teacher $6.9 million – among the largest awards in the history of the school system. The decision on Tuesday comes as …