Stalker case leads to lawsuit against...

Stalker case leads to lawsuit against St. Bruno, principal and archdiocese

There are 1331 comments on the Whittier Daily News story from Feb 22, 2013, titled Stalker case leads to lawsuit against St. Bruno, principal and archdiocese. In it, Whittier Daily News reports that:

The stalker of the principal of St. Bruno School made reservations for a wedding at the parish, with an extravagant Hawaiian style lei and a photographer in an attempt to lure the principal into a fake ceremony, according to a lawsuit filed against the school, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the school principal.

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surprised

Whittier, CA

#981 Sep 22, 2013
Curious wrote:
What happened at the meeting? I must have missed something.
I don't know but apparently there's a video. I'm surprised that was allowed. Whenever a parent asked to record a meeting or come with a witness it was denied.

In faxt, when the admin thought a parent was video taping the security guard yelling at grandparents on citrustree rd. they actually called the parents employer. Can you imagine that? All that and the parent wasn't video taping in the first place.

Oh no! I hope it wasn't a parent taping. They might call her employer, too.
ENOUGH

Bellflower, CA

#982 Sep 22, 2013
Radar wrote:
Parents wait until you see the decline in your children itbs scores then you may realize the issues
Well then we'll have to wait a whole year for that, won't we? The ITBS scores for this year will reflect last year's teaching/curriculum. Somehow, I do believe that holding teachers accountable by requiring lesson plans, teaching objectives and educational training will reflect a vast improvement across the board. If this turns out not to be the case, then there will definitely be an issue.

Until then, the changes at St. Bruno are absolutely a step in the RIGHT direction. I'm glad this administrator had the courage to withstand the static (to say the least)!
Research

Whittier, CA

#983 Sep 22, 2013
FYI, lesson plans have ALWAYS been required. ALL previous principals have required the teachers to prepare and turn in lesson plans. The teacher's have also been required to have continuing education and training. This is not new to St. Bruno's.
You must not be a parent at St. Bruno's or must be new to the school because this is common knowledge.
ENOUGH wrote:
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Well then we'll have to wait a whole year for that, won't we? The ITBS scores for this year will reflect last year's teaching/curriculum. Somehow, I do believe that holding teachers accountable by requiring lesson plans, teaching objectives and educational training will reflect a vast improvement across the board. If this turns out not to be the case, then there will definitely be an issue.
Until then, the changes at St. Bruno are absolutely a step in the RIGHT direction. I'm glad this administrator had the courage to withstand the static (to say the least)!
Wrong Again

Winchester, CA

#984 Sep 22, 2013
I am a long time parent and you are posting another lie to protect those teachers that left. You must be one of them. Prior to the current administration at St. Bruno, the teachers were NOT required to turn in lesson plans. The good teachers most likely prepared them and taught from them in their classes, but never turned them in for review and accountability. STOP posting lies. Just admit it. Why do you care anymore anyway? Aren't you employed at another school? Or not! As another current and former parent has said, "move on already."
Research wrote:
FYI, lesson plans have ALWAYS been required. ALL previous principals have required the teachers to prepare and turn in lesson plans. The teacher's have also been required to have continuing education and training. This is not new to St. Bruno's.
You must not be a parent at St. Bruno's or must be new to the school because this is common knowledge.
<quoted text>
ENOUGH

Bellflower, CA

#985 Sep 22, 2013
Research wrote:
FYI, lesson plans have ALWAYS been required. ALL previous principals have required the teachers to prepare and turn in lesson plans. The teacher's have also been required to have continuing education and training. This is not new to St. Bruno's.
You must not be a parent at St. Bruno's or must be new to the school because this is common knowledge.
<quoted text>
Really?! That's interesting...if this is true, then you'd think that requiring teachers to have a teaching credential would also be a requirement from previous principals...and we all know this was NOT the case. So somehow, if so many teachers were allowed to continue working at St. Bruno without this important credential, year after year, after year...it seems highly unlikely that preparing/submitting lesson plans was ever enforced.
Daydreamer

Whittier, CA

#986 Sep 22, 2013
Wrong Again wrote:
I am a long time parent and you are posting another lie to protect those teachers that left. You must be one of them. Prior to the current administration at St. Bruno, the teachers were NOT required to turn in lesson plans. The good teachers most likely prepared them and taught from them in their classes, but never turned them in for review and accountability. STOP posting lies. Just admit it. Why do you care anymore anyway? Aren't you employed at another school? Or not! As another current and former parent has said, "move on already."
<quoted text>
Long time "parent" or not, what would you know of the teacher's job description? Have you spoken with past principals of SB? The teachers were always required to turn in plans, that's nothing new. Perhaps you should stick to your volunteer position if you don't know what you're talking about. The truth about your fearless leaders is obviously making you question their capabilities in running a school. It's always easy to fault those who aren't there to defend themselves, than those who keep feeding you lies. Believe in magic they say and there are many magicians at SB. Wonder who will magically disappear next. Another retirement may be coming
So what are you saying

South Gate, CA

#987 Sep 22, 2013
Wrong Again wrote:
I am a long time parent and you are posting another lie to protect those teachers that left. You must be one of them. Prior to the current administration at St. Bruno, the teachers were NOT required to turn in lesson plans. The good teachers most likely prepared them and taught from them in their classes, but never turned them in for review and accountability. STOP posting lies. Just admit it. Why do you care anymore anyway? Aren't you employed at another school? Or not! As another current and former parent has said, "move on already."
<quoted text>
So what are you saying? That all the administrators going way back to about 1999/2000 never required lessons plans to be turned in by the teachers. That there never was accountability till now?

We are talking about a staff that had been there at least 10,15,20 plus years. So all that time they were allowed to run amuck? They were so intimidating that they ran the school and the administrators soooo weak they allowed it? I wonder how those administrators feel about that?

You claim to be a long time parent...then you should know better than to believe all the nonsense being spread about the "unprofessional" staff. By being a loooong time parent your child would have been taught by one of these staff members.

The teachers do not need protection. They were not the ones requiring restraining orders and bodyguards. I know you find it hard to believe that there are actually parents out there who REALLY cared for these teachers. By your comment it's clear you didn't.

For the record the MAJORITY of the staff that "left" were told by the administration they were not being "invited" back. They also let them know that the State of Nevada was hiring. How helpful and caring they are.
Radar

Brea, CA

#988 Sep 22, 2013
SB continues to fail. Teachers and students are departing again. Unbelievable
Praise The Lord

Winchester, CA

#989 Sep 22, 2013
Hallelujah! We have all seen the light now that you have commented. You comment as if you are the leader of a cult. Thank God the cult mentality is a part of the past you post below!!!!!
So what are you saying wrote:
<quoted text>
So what are you saying? That all the administrators going way back to about 1999/2000 never required lessons plans to be turned in by the teachers. That there never was accountability till now?
We are talking about a staff that had been there at least 10,15,20 plus years. So all that time they were allowed to run amuck? They were so intimidating that they ran the school and the administrators soooo weak they allowed it? I wonder how those administrators feel about that?
You claim to be a long time parent...then you should know better than to believe all the nonsense being spread about the "unprofessional" staff. By being a loooong time parent your child would have been taught by one of these staff members.
The teachers do not need protection. They were not the ones requiring restraining orders and bodyguards. I know you find it hard to believe that there are actually parents out there who REALLY cared for these teachers. By your comment it's clear you didn't.
For the record the MAJORITY of the staff that "left" were told by the administration they were not being "invited" back. They also let them know that the State of Nevada was hiring. How helpful and caring they are.
Ex teacher

Long Beach, CA

#990 Sep 22, 2013
All catholic school have to go through a thorough evaluation process to retain their accreditation . The last one at St. Bruno's was 2 years ago under a different administration. An outside group of teachers spent a week examining every aspect of the school. They watched lessons, read lesson plans, interviewed parents and students, and they examined a self study on many aspects of the curriculum. They then published a report which indicated complete satisfaction with the school and gave the school 6 more years of accreditation.
Since that time 8 teachers have departed and at least half the student body. This speaks for itself about the state of a once well-thought -of school.
Research

Whittier, CA

#991 Sep 22, 2013
Are you really asking about credentials? The current teacher's being hired don't even have classroom experience.

Since you asked. The archdiocese didn't make teaching credentials mandatory at any catholic school. They moved it up a notch and started asking for credentials or a Master's degree.

For example:

The first grade teacher that left has a Master's
The 7th grade teacher that left has a Master's
The 6th grade teacher that left has credentials and not in music
The 2nd grade teacher that left has credentials
etc.
etc.
etc.

The current 6th grade teacher has credentials in music
the current 1st grade teacher no credentials
the current acting 2nd grade teacher no credentials
the new kinder/3rd grade teacher no credentials
etc.
etc.
etc.

RESEARCH!!! It's very simple....try it sometime.

Previous principals are still accessible, The archdiocese has info on their website about qualifications and even contracts, You can check credentials on the web, You can call any catholic school or check their websites, etc.

The Truth Is Out There
ENOUGH wrote:
<quoted text>
Really?! That's interesting...if this is true, then you'd think that requiring teachers to have a teaching credential would also be a requirement from previous principals...and we all know this was NOT the case. So somehow, if so many teachers were allowed to continue working at St. Bruno without this important credential, year after year, after year...it seems highly unlikely that preparing/submitting lesson plans was ever enforced.
Guess Again

United States

#992 Sep 22, 2013
I can attest that lesson plans were always required, and all previous principals for at least ten years monitored them on a weekly basis. Teachers also had a standards notebook that had to be updated quarterly to ascertain that standards and benchmarks were being addressed. Lastly, within the last seven or eight years, uncredentialed teachers were given a written timeframe in which they had to show progress towards completing a credential. St. Bruno School had an outstanding academic reputation, and administrators held teachers accountable for excellence and professionalism. I'm not saying that is not still true, but verifying facts about how things were done for many, many years.
ENOUGH wrote:
<quoted text>
Really?! That's interesting...if this is true, then you'd think that requiring teachers to have a teaching credential would also be a requirement from previous principals...and we all know this was NOT the case. So somehow, if so many teachers were allowed to continue working at St. Bruno without this important credential, year after year, after year...it seems highly unlikely that preparing/submitting lesson plans was ever enforced.
Jim Jones

South Gate, CA

#993 Sep 22, 2013
Praise The Lord wrote:
Hallelujah! We have all seen the light now that you have commented. You comment as if you are the leader of a cult. Thank God the cult mentality is a part of the past you post below!!!!!
<quoted text>
The cult leader invaded St. Bruno April of 2012. The "cult mentality" is STILL VERY present as evident by your post.
The Dill

Whittier, CA

#994 Sep 22, 2013
Jim Jones wrote:
<quoted text>
The cult leader invaded St. Bruno April of 2012. The "cult mentality" is STILL VERY present as evident by your post.
The revolving turnstile of parents and staff continues the exodus. SB is now truly a hilarious
show.

Teachers are popping in and out of the classroom so frequently the students no longer know who is their teacher. That's not kosher
Very simple

La Mesa, CA

#995 Sep 23, 2013
Teachers at SBS are not creditialed which means lack of education for the students. IT'S VERY SIMPLE! Shame on you parents for exposing your kids to such madness. This administration does not care for your kids... Stop lying to yourselves. Have you actually sat with someone to get a straight answer or are you walking around school confused. Talking to other parents and consoling each other. That's exactly how it was last year. Nothing has changed. Your kids deserve a healthy environment, if your kids can say it to you themselves they will. You have the power for something better for them. It's that simple.
Keiser Soze

Los Angeles, CA

#996 Sep 23, 2013
The Dill wrote:
<quoted text>
The revolving turnstile of parents and staff continues the exodus. SB is now truly a hilarious
show.
Teachers are popping in and out of the classroom so frequently the students no longer know who is their teacher. That's not kosher
The rotation of teachers is definitely something to consider.... the teachers are merely in and out...just putting the information out. This format is not allowing time for the teachers to "get to know" the children as a complete student. We fear that this rapid transition of instructors "in and out" of the classrooms will eventually take its toll on the learning enviornment...it gives a sense of instability...and don't think the kids don't notice it...
Ginger

Whittier, CA

#997 Sep 23, 2013
The place is a mess
legal

Los Angeles, CA

#998 Sep 23, 2013
Jim Jones wrote:
<quoted text>
The cult leader invaded St. Bruno April of 2012. The "cult mentality" is STILL VERY present as evident by your post.
Perfect. A copy of this post will do nicely.
eye witness

Los Angeles, CA

#999 Sep 23, 2013
Very simple wrote:
Teachers at SBS are not creditialed which means lack of education for the students. IT'S VERY SIMPLE! Shame on you parents for exposing your kids to such madness. This administration does not care for your kids... Stop lying to yourselves. Have you actually sat with someone to get a straight answer or are you walking around school confused. Talking to other parents and consoling each other. That's exactly how it was last year. Nothing has changed. Your kids deserve a healthy environment, if your kids can say it to you themselves they will. You have the power for something better for them. It's that simple.
There was one teacher that left last year, who took 12 years to get her credential. Another one who left who still doesn't have his credential.

Since one of your insiders is now gone, you are making up stuff just to entertain yourself. You could never imagine the positive atmosphere now at the school. Parents, students, and teachers are very excited about all the changes. Yes, all!
Getting to know you

Los Angeles, CA

#1000 Sep 23, 2013
Keiser Soze wrote:
<quoted text>
The rotation of teachers is definitely something to consider.... the teachers are merely in and out...just putting the information out. This format is not allowing time for the teachers to "get to know" the children as a complete student. We fear that this rapid transition of instructors "in and out" of the classrooms will eventually take its toll on the learning enviornment...it gives a sense of instability...and don't think the kids don't notice it...
You have no clue what happens at SBS now. Nice try.

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