Saturday Night Phone Calls
Who has aided and
abetted every
criminal action of
the President of
the Chula Vista
Elementary
teachers' union?  
Every single
member of the
Board of Directors
of CVE, including a
2005 San Diego
County teacher of
the year!
Guillermo Gomez

Would Guillermo
Gomez have been
honored by SDCOE
as 2005 Teacher
of the Year if he
had blown the
whistle on CTA and
CVESD violations
of law?

It is not very
likely.  

He would have
been considered a
troublemaker.
At her termination
hearing,
not one
teacher or
administrator
testified to ever
having witnessed
Maura Larkins
saying or doing
anything to cause
anyone to fear for
his or her life.
CVE  Directors who
chose to support
CVE Presidents Gina
Boyd and Jim Groth
in the Larkins case:

Jim Groth
Monica Sorenson
Gayle Calliger
Nancy Potts
Yolanda Abrenica
Paula Lee Perry
Andy Johnston
Guillermo Gomez
Donna Padilla
Joyce Abrams
Lasha Allen
Sandra Casares
FEBRUARY 12, 2001


MAURA LARKINS WAS REMOVED FROM
HER CLASSROOM BY ASSISTANT
SUPERINTENDENT WERLIN DUE TO
ALLEGATIONS THAT SHE WAS GOING
TO KILL TWO TEACHERS.


This case addresses the scenario which developed in CHULA
VISTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT when a false accusation
was thrown into
a human resources
department which had a policy of
keeping no written records of
investigations and no written records of
personnel actions connected to those
investigations.


In addition, the Superintendent was unable or unwilling to
exercise any supervision
over the actions of the Assistant
Superintendent of Human Resources Richard Werlin.


Petitioner Maura Larkins was removed from her classroom and
placed on administrative leave on February 12, 2001 due to
wild rumors that she was going to kill two teachers. To this day,
she has never been told what caused anyone to make such
statements.  To this day, neither those allegations nor the later
allegation that she was going to come to school and shoot
everybody has ever been retracted.  


And yet, at her termination hearing, not one teacher or
administrator testified to ever having witnessed Petitioner
saying or doing anything to cause anyone to fear for his or her
life.


In fact, the District’s only two witnesses, Assistant
Superintendent of Human Resources Richard Werlin and
Principal Gretchen Donndelinger, testified under oath that Mrs.
Larkins was removed from her position because teacher
Jo Ellen
Hamilton called Mr. Werlin at home on February 10, 2001 and
reported an incident which had occurred on February 6, 2001.  
Mrs. Hamilton’s written account of the incident was accepted
into evidence (Exhibit R-25).  It describes a simple
conversation.  


It is simply not believable that Petitioner Maura Larkins would
be removed from her classroom because of the event described
in
Exhibit R-25.  And it is even more preposterous that the
COMMISSION found that such removal was reasonable for the
reasons stated by the District (Factual Finding 12).  


The action only becomes reasonable if one believes the
testimony of Petitioner Maura Larkins, which is in stark contrast
to the testimony of the District’s two witnesses.  


The evidence indicates that the hazing Mrs. Larkins endured
before her Jan 23, 2001 letter (Exhibit 9) got out of hand after
she informed her principal about it.


On February 12, 2001, Mr. Werlin told Mrs. Larkins that two
teachers and Principal Donndelinger had reported to him that
Mrs. Larkins had the intent to kill teachers and the capability to
do so.  Petitioner was placed on administrative leave.  On about
March 7, 2001, Mr. Werlin illegally changed her administrative
leave to sick leave.  
It is simply not believable that Maura Larkins would
be removed from her classroom because of Jo Ellen
Hamilton's Saturday night phone call to Werlin on
February 10, 2001 regarding a minor incident that
had supposedly happened four days earlier.  
Assistant
Superintendent
Werlin testified
that he was
alarmed to have
a teacher call him
at home, but
teacher Jo Ellen
Hamilton testified
that he had
suggested she
call him at home.
Who was behind
this travesty?  
The President of
the teachers'
union!
What was the real
reason Maura
Larkins was taken
out of her
classroom?  

It was the result
of a crime
committed by
teacher Robin
Donlan and her
brother Michael
Carlson.
EXHIBIT R-25
Jo Ellen Hamilton's
note regarding
February 6, 2001
incident
In her deposition,
Jo Ellen Hamilton
contradicted the
district's sworn
(perjured)
testimony that
Hamilton had
been afraid for
her life.
What  happened at CVESD?
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