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LAUSD Pays Out $200K to Man Who Accused Ex-Super Cortines of Sexual Harassment
The legacy of retired Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Ramon Cortines endures just a little bit more now, thanks to the board's vote of approval to pay out $200,000 to settle a sexual harassment claim filed against him by an employee.Scot Graham, a senior LAUSD facilities employee who has been with the district 12 years and who currently oversees its leasing operations, first came forward with his intent to file a claim against Cortines, 79, in March, according to City News Service.
Graham's claim centers around an alleged sexual encounter between him and Cortines that Graham says took place two years prior at Cortines' home in Kern County.
In a closed session vote, the board was divided 4-3, but favoring settling the claim.
Graham will also receive lifetime health benefits, says the LAUSD.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.