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In San Francisco, Virus is Contained but Schools Are Still Closed
10-01-2021, 10:37 AM
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RE: In San Francisco, Virus is Contained but Schools Are Still Closed
Well, Gene, the legal costs are increasing for the San Francisco School District.

A Superior Court judge on Wednesday ordered the district to pay $60,000 to cover legal fees of plaintiffs who sued to block the renaming of school sites bearing names of historical figures said to be linked to racism and oppression. The legal firm that filed the suit said the $60,000 reflected a discount in acknowledgment of the district’s budget crisis. The firm halved the 200 hours it spent on the case and then reduced the hourly rate by more than half, leaving the district to pay less than a quarter of actual costs exceeding $240,000, plaintiffs’ attorney Paul Scott said.

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10-01-2021, 02:40 PM
Post: #182
RE: In San Francisco, Virus is Contained but Schools Are Still Closed
San Francisco School Board Violated California Environmental Law
San Francisco Superior Court Orders School Board to Void Illegal Actions to Destroy or Cover Historic Arnautoff Murals

September 28, 2021, For Immediate Release. On September 24, 2021, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine Massullo entered Judgment in favor of the George Washington High School Alumni Association after hard-fought litigation spanning two years. Judge Massullo ruled that the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and the San Francisco School Board violated California environmental laws. The judge ordered issuance of a Peremptory Writ of Mandamus requiring that the SFUSD and the School Board void their unlawful actions to destroy or cover the historic Arnautoff Murals at George Washington High School.

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10-08-2021, 09:48 AM
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RE: In San Francisco, Virus is Contained but Schools Are Still Closed
S.F. school board faces more legal costs with appeal of lawsuit over controversial mural decision

The San Francisco school board will appeal a Superior Court judge’s ruling involving the district’s effort to cover a controversial mural depicting the life of George Washington, continuing to pay outside counsel to fight the legal battle despite the school system’s perilous financial situation.

The board voted 6-1 to appeal the case, a decision made in closed session late Tuesday after a nearly three-hour public discussion on the district’s overspending and its predicted $116 million shortfall next school year, which has resulted in state intervention.

Board member Jenny Lam was the sole vote against pursuing an appeal in the mural case, which concerns Depression-era paintings lining the hallways of George Washington High School.

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10-08-2021, 10:36 AM (This post was last modified: 10-08-2021 03:46 PM by Gene C.)
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RE: In San Francisco, Virus is Contained but Schools Are Still Closed
What would Lincoln do?
Send Lafayette Baker after the parents who complain and threaten to take action over the school board policy?
Tell Salmon Chase to crank up the Treasury Departments printing press?
Remind McClellan that appearances are more important than success?
Raise taxes, and force all the school children to wear a mask when drinking from the school water fountains. (helps prevent the spread of typhoid)
Cool

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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