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Lauri James Out As Loma Vista Principal, Moves to District Office

by ECT


With rumors being spread last night about Loma Vista Principal Lauri James being let go by the Brentwood Union School District, it prompted Margaret Kruse to issue the following statement via email.

Krus is the Assistant Superintendent of the Brentwood Union School District.

Hello, I know that you have been hearing rumors about the status of Loma Vista School and their Principal.  Here is a brief statement updating you on the current situation.

Lauri James has agreed to a position in the Curriculum and Instruction department in the district office for the 2013-14 school year and will be leaving her position as Principal at Loma Vista School.  Ms. James has served Loma Vista since its opening fourteen years ago and her leadership has contributed to the thriving school program that exists there today.  With the goal of continuing Loma Vista’s success,the district will immediately begin a process involving the staff and parent community in selecting a new Principal for the upcoming school year.

The district arranged for an independent investigation of a report of possible child abuse at Loma Vista Elementary School and the subsequent handling of the report. Concurrently, the Brentwood Police Department conducted an investigation and found no basis of wrong-doing.  The investigation is concluded and we have debriefed with the investigator.  The investigation is closed and the findings are now a personnel matter.

The email was sent at 9:44 am Saturday and was also sent to the Contra Costa Times and Brentwood Press.

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JR Jun 9, 2013 - 1:32 pm

funny how a district protects its employees and a closed investigation is now a personal matter BUT when a parent is accused , no investigation, no help, no back up NOTHING from the district what so ever. DOUBLE STANDARD OF BULLS**T???? Oh wait , us regular people don’t have the money the district does…. oh wait, no money in the district either, they keep cutting services to kids, specially in the special education department (which by the way is where this lady’s accusations of abuse stem from for looking the other way and being protective of her staff instead of the children as she should have.)GROWL BRENTWOOD DISTRICT …. GROWL

Been here a longtime Jun 9, 2013 - 6:55 pm

instead of firing they give her a do nothing job the the district office.

Tracy Jun 10, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Its a very sad day… While her service has been 14 years and there have been only one instance( even one is to much) everyone jumped to conclusions and nobody really knows what happened . Nothing is ever told as the truth in the press… I think its a big loss for Loma Vista.

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