Sacred Trust

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates.

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BLOG POST #241: This week, I’m sharing research on a true-crime involving a school district superintendent.

With 25 years of experience, he became the superintendent of a K-12 school district with approximately 8,000 students. Shortly after his promotion he began working on a $198 million bond to build new schools and renovate others. The bond passed. Read More

Mother of the Groom

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True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates. Posts about real school tragedy, crime, and/or events can be upsetting.

We’ve all been approached by a relative or neighbor child about purchasing something for a school fundraiser. Schools are forced to be creative in finding other sources of revenue because they are underfunded by the state and federal government.

When you read about a school employee mishandling the money, it adds insult to injury.

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Open Meeting Law

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Recently, Los Angeles school teachers went on strike for better wages and working conditions. This made me think about the Louisiana teacher who at a board meeting in 2018, asked why the superintendent should have a salary increase when teachers hadn’t seen a raise in nearly ten years.

She was interrupted and ejected from the meeting, then arrested for Willful Disobedience. Do you remember this story? If not, here’s the post from April 2018: Willful Disturbance

I wondered if anything new had transpired since I wrote the original post. In researching, I found a lot had happened and decided it was worthy of an update.

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Volunteering in 5th-Grade

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Posts about real school tragedy, crime and/or events can be upsetting.

Sadly, there was a school shooting this week at a middle school in Indiana. The motive is unknown. Someone learned of the threat and called in to report it. The authorities acted fast, the school went into lock-down, and the only casualty was the shooter who took his own life. My heart hurts for all involved including the family of the deceased. Brave accolades go to the person who saw something and said something.

If you’re new to receiving my shared research, thank you for joining the reader club. Now, prepare to be shocked (even more so if you’ve worked in a school setting).

BLOG POST #170: This week, I’m sharing research on specific criminal cases involving 5th-grade students—15 girls to be exact—a superintendent, school principal, math teacher, and teacher’s aide.

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Unscrupulous Administrator

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Posts about real school tragedy, crime and/or events can be upsetting.

Abuse of public funds. Fleecing of America. Whatever spin you want to put on stealing money from schools—plain and simple, it’s beyond stupid.

To begin with, schools don’t have a lot of money, so when someone spends extravagantly or steals, eventually someone will notice.

Schools regularly have other agencies and independent auditors reviewing the books. Eventually, someone will notice when money goes missing or a payment looks suspicious.

BLOG POST #156: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving an unscrupulous associate superintendent.

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