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The following are complaints made to the Rialto Unified School District

Rude administrator

An administrator at Boyd Elementary School received a letter of reprimand from the then-assistant superintendent of personnel services in April 2007.

In March, the administrator had reportedly addressed a colleague in a phone conversation in a "rude, demeaning and disrespectful manner," refusing to lower his voice and was argumentative with her when she asked for an informal evaluation survey of the temporary teachers assigned to his school.

This wasn't the first time this had been an issue: The administrator had previously received a memo in his file on May 25, 2005, addressing complaints from staff at the school that he was "demeaning, rude and disrespectful," creating "an intimidating, hostile working environment."

Fundraising foul

A Rialto High football coach received a letter of reprimand in October 2010. During the fall 2009 semester, he required about 50 freshman football players to pony up $100 each for a "Spirit Pack" of football equipment. Fundraising activities have a strict process they go through at the district, and have to be monitored by the school's student government office. The coach failed to record funds received and issue receipts to students, in violation of district and state policy. The coach also failed to turn in the money in a timely fashion, paid expenses in cash and didn't fill out fund requests for purchases, all of which also violate the school's club activities policy. He also purchased items for adults using student funds.

Working off the books

A female Rialto High teacher, upset that she had to pay 31 percent of her salary as spousal support, conspired with another Rialto High teacher to work overtime but to conceal the extra income from the Superior Court of San Bernardino, the Internal Revenue Service and the California Franchise Tax Board. She would prepare time cards using the male teacher's name and Social Security number, working about 400 hours of overtime that he would then pay her for.

Her divorce attorney had allegedly told her "not to make any more money," and she had told the court that she was no longer working overtime.

But the male teacher, when confronted by the school's principal, confessed that he hadn't been working the hours.

Both teachers resigned and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing was notified.

Drinking at lunch

On April 27, 2007, a group of Rialto High School employees went to Sayaka, a Japanese restaurant in Colton, to celebrate one employee's birthday. At the restaurant, several employees observed one employee drinking at lunch. When the rest of the group returned for student dismissal at the end of the day, the employee remained behind, and he never called in to let his supervisor know that he wouldn't be returning to high school that day.

He received a letter of reprimand from the principal.

Resignations without details

On Dec. 21, 2010, the district sent letters to two teachers, telling each that the Commission on Teacher Credentialing would be told of the circumstances surrounding their resignations. The district did not appear to attach any additional information.

Unauthorized use of force

On Dec. 22, 2006, a written warning was sent from the district's director of personnel services to a female teacher. A mother had complained on Nov. 29, bringing her son and a classmate to an unnamed school's assistant principal to complain that on Nov. 28, the teacher "inappropriately applied physical force" to her son and the classmate.

Rialto Unified provided no additional details about the incident.


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