Former Principal Sues LCUSD for Discrimination

OUTLOOK file photo Christine Castillo, who served as La Cañada Elementary School’s principal from July 2012 until June 2015, is suing the La Cañada Unified School District for pregnancy discrimination.
OUTLOOK file photo
Christine Castillo, who served as La Cañada Elementary School’s principal from July 2012 until June 2015, is suing the La Cañada Unified School District for pregnancy discrimination.

Former La Cañada Elementary School principal Christine Castillo has retained high-profile attorney Mark Geragos and is suing La Cañada Unified School District, alleging sex discrimination as well as intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress.
In a complaint filed Wednesday, Dec. 28, the former principal alleged she was discriminated against, demoted and put on indefinite leave because Superintendent Wendy Sinnette was unhappy that Castillo informed her she was pregnant a month after accepting the principal position in July 2012. Continue reading “Former Principal Sues LCUSD for Discrimination”

LCUSD Board’s Sagal Passes Baton to Jeffries

After a year that included a hard-fought negotiation over teacher salaries and an increased investment in music education, outgoing La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board President David Sagal passed the gavel to Dan Jeffries at Tuesday’s board meeting.
Like Sagal and fellow board member Kaitzer Puglia, Jeffries was elected to the board in 2013. After serving as vice president this past year, his fellow board members unanimously voted to name him president for the first time.
They also unanimously elected Puglia as vice president and tabbed Brent Kuszyk, who joined the board in 2015, as clerk.
LCUSD Superintendent Wendy Sinnette thanked Sagal for his leadership over the past year, when representatives for the district and its teachers spent more than 90 hours at the negotiating table before finally reaching a deal a couple of days before summer vacation. The agreement bumped teachers’ lifetime earnings to third among the five districts with which it was compared during negotiations.
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