February 9th, 2012
02:53 AM ET

California school in child abuse scandal to reopen with new staff

A Los Angeles-area school at the center of a shocking child abuse scandal reopens Thursday with an entirely new staff, including the principal, teachers, administrators and janitors

The Los Angeles Unified School District replaced the Miramonte Elementary staff to avoid "surprises," educators said.

About 70 new teachers will welcome the 1,400 students who attend Miramonte when they resume classes.

"The teachers are concerned on how the children are going to feel," said Contisia Davis, a special education assistant and 16-year teaching veteran.

Davis, 36, said she and the new faculty are trained to include social skills in their lesson plans so kids can adjust to the sudden change of having all new teachers.


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  1. Mary

    Every Idea has it's flaws. Granted if they have never been charged or arrested their name wouldn't show up on the list and that would be due to people NOT telling of an abuse, thus the criminal gets off scott free to do the crime again and again.
    Now if they're not on the list, check neighbors, spouses, own children, ect

    Any other Idea's than what I have put forth would be appreiciated. hagd 😉

    February 9, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    Making it manditory for schools to have a counselor on hand 24 hrs
    Making it manditory for schools to hand out information to students, parents and so forth on a quartly basis
    taking about this issue in a way that the child knows if any happens that they don't like they can and will and must go to a school councelor AND that, that school counselor MUST go to the police is vital
    TALKING and making it know that the school is all about having everything out in the OPEN, that they will NOT tolerate HIDING anything in their school would be of the most benefit to these children who are the MOST inportant issue.

    The crime is the ISSUE , NOT anyone else

    February 9, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©


      February 9, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mary

    btw, Lies possible being told by students who don't like their teachers for a grade is no more than that lies being slung by the democrats and republicans
    Don't take a possible solution out of our childrens hands because of a possibilty
    The childs well being comes before everything and they will be running this country, lets not make it worse by enabling the criminals because we're afraid some student MAY tell a lie. c'mon !

    February 9, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Worthy ideas, Mary, but politicizing it has nothing to do with this…

      February 9, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    weird I just saw one of my comments say
    Your comment is waiting moderation
    I've never seen this before, Hmmm

    February 9, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    Everyone slings mudd
    anyway gotta go

    February 9, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    I did.
    Thank me...or not...

    February 9, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. nsaidi

    Lee, I'm sending you an e-mail. Let's talk about it offline.

    February 9, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    That is TOTALLY a cool story!
    Did she make that adorable Aunt Clara confused face, I wonder?

    February 9, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mary

    @ banasy, I know, right. I want an Aunt Clara in my life so bad, especially nower days.

    February 9, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
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