Complaints about misconduct by La Cañada Unified School District employees would be accepted only from eyewitnesses under a new policy the school board is considering.
The board is revisiting the policy in the wake of the scandal involving a math teacher accused of making demeaning comments to her students.
In June, then-board member Cindy Wilcox filed a complaint against La Cañada High teacher Gabrielle Leko for making ethnic slurs and other derogatory comments in the classroom after interviewing several parents and students about her.
“I tried to reach out to people to make sure I was getting an accurate reading [before filing the complaint],” Wilcox said.
The school board this week unanimously voted to fire Leko unless a settlement agreement is reached by Feb. 27. But under the proposed change, allegations such as those filed by Wilcox would be ignored by school district officials.