LCUSD board to consider disciplinary action against Leko

December 05, 2011
  • Debra Archuleta shrugs her shoulders when she addressed the LCUSD school board when she was asking for answers regarding an incident at the school when a teacher addressed a student with an alleged anti-Semitic language, at a La Canada Unified School District board meeting at district headquarters in La Canada Flintridge on Tuesday, November 15, 2011. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)
Debra Archuleta shrugs her shoulders when she addressed…

The La Cañada Unified school board will consider Tuesday disciplinary action against a high school math teacher accused of using offensive language in her classroom.

Gabrielle Leko has already been directed to undergo sensitivity and diversity training as a result of a formal complaint filed against her in June alleging that she address a student as “Jew boy,” among other offenses. Board members will discuss additional measures during closed session at their regularly scheduled meeting.  

No actions related to those the administration has already taken, nor an additional actions decided upon by the board will be made public, Supt. Wendy Sinnette said.

In addition, the school board is set to be reshuffled at Tuesday’s meeting. District officials will bid farewell to outgoing board members Jeanne Broberg and Cindy Wilcox while welcoming newcomers Andrew “AJ” Blumenfeld and Ellen Multari. Officer positions will also be reassigned. If the traditional rotation holds, current board Vice President Scott Tracy will assume the presidency.


A public reception is scheduled to start shortly after the start of the meeting at 7 p.m.

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-- Megan O'Neil, Times Community News

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