Mr. Shinoff did a poor job "investigating" the
Maura Larkins case at Chula Vista Elementary
School District. Shinoff didn't bother to talk
to Maura Larkins! He apparently advised the
district to fire Larkins for filing the  lawsuit,
thus violating California Labor Code 1102.5 as
well as the constitutional right to petition for
redress of grievances. Shinoff also oversaw
subornation of perjury, alteration of
documents, and intimidation of witnesses by
the district.
The booklet below was passed out as training for Guajome Park Academy (Vista Unified
School District) staff regarding student-on-student bullying.  

The Office of Civil Rights was given a list of staff members who were given the booklet.

The booklet concerns adult-on-adult harassment cases, such as the
Castle Park
Elementary/Maura Larkins case.  

VUSD used the courts to try to
force a paid expert witness to testify as the school
district wished.  Vista schools charged that the witness violated her contract by not
testifying as Vista Unified School District determined she should testify.  The witness,
a doctor, felt she had to testify as to her own expert opinions.
Vista Unified School District and the US Office of Civil Rights
Comment:
School districts often refuse to produce
notes, detailed or otherwise, in court
cases.  Principals get up on the stand and
say they threw away their notes.  
Bully booklet:
"Detailed notes should be taken."
"Attachment 3"
does
not concern
student-on-student
bullying. > > >
< < <
Bully booklet:

"...protecting
employees from
harassment and discrimination..."
Comment:

The agreement with the Office of Civil Rights
concerned student-on-student bullying.  VUSD
did not interfere with the
bullying of Peters'
son.  VUSD wanted the boy to leave the school
because he was disabled.
Comment:
The public
, including parents and
employees,
is paying for schools.  Is it
good public policy for
school boards to
c
onceal the actions of public employees or
public officials in the course of their
duties?  
Why are school board candidates never
asked this question?
Bully booklet:
Attorney as Investigator
Many employers retain attorneys to act
as investigators of complaints of
discrimination.  Doing so may allow the
information obtained during the
investigation to be protected by
attorney-client privilege or the attorney
work-product doctrine...care should be
taken that privilege is not waved...
Attachment #3 (Bully booklet)

"Attorney as Investigator"


"Many employers retain attorneys to act as investigators of
complaints of discrimination.  Doing so may allow the information
obtained during the investigation to be protected by
attorney-client privilege or the attorney work-product
doctrine...care should be taken that privilege is not waved..."
Comment:
Prohibition against retaliation?  
That sounds
pretty important.  
Where will school employees
learn about this?  In the state legal codes.  

Why doesn't the s
chool district pass out a
booklet that
simply says: "It's against the law to
retaliate"?
Bully booklet:

"Review the prohibition
against retaliation."
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Vista Unified School District's  board ordered the preparation of this
Bully Booklet