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Attorney Gloria Allred addresses Gilroy school board on teacher sexual misconduct case

One of the nation’s top attorneys accused Gilroy school officials Wednesday of outrageous conduct in allowing a teacher to return to the classroom after a complaint alleging sexual misconduct with a student.

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GUSD plugs Measure E in new mailer but omits key facts
Posted: May 04, 2016

Gilroy voters received a note last week from its schools chief, a four-page plug for Measure E, the $170 million bond question on the June 7 ballot to fix and build schools—and pay employee salaries, it turns out.

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Students protest plan to put sheriff's deputy on Gavilan campus
Posted: May 04, 2016

Students on Wednesday protested a proposal by the college administration to place a Santa Clara County sheriff’s deputy on the Gavilan College campus in Gilroy starting next fall semester. They argue that the recommendation by President Dr. Steven Kinsella, expected to be made to the board of trustees at their meeting next week, goes against the advice of students, unions for faculty and staff and the Academic Senate who are concerned about having an armed presence on campus.

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Gilroy Schools Have Made Great Achievements
Posted: May 02, 2016

Bullies, unions, growing schools, lunches and working in a community of great diversity are just some of the things Debbie Flores has dealt with in her decade at the helm of the Gilroy Unified School District. And just this month she was selected Superintendent of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators, a tremendous honor.

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Schools Locked Down During Arrest
Posted: April 29, 2016

Gilroy Police locked down  Rod Kelley Elementary School and Mt. Madonna High School while they arrested two suspects nearby.

On April 28, 2016, at 2:05 pm, the Gilroy Police Department learned that Cesar Resendiz was located inside an apartment on the 9000 block of Kern Avenue. Cesar was wanted for a felony warrant and is currently on supervised release. It was also learned that Cesar was in the company of his brother, Daniel Resendiz, who was wanted for multiple misdemeanor arrest warrants.

Officers quickly contained and isolated the apartment, officers reported.

Both suspects exited the apartment and were placed into custody without further incident. The schools were subsequently released from lockdown at about 2:45 pm.

Both Cesar and Daniel Resendiz were later booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail. 

 Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Investigations Bureau at (408) 846-0350. Information can be left anonymously.

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Gilroy Teacher had Previous Complaint
Posted: April 28, 2016

A Gilroy woman said she alerted Gilroy High School officials and police more than a year ago to sexual texts sent by Gilroy High School science teacher Doug Le—who was arrested April 26 on suspicion of soliciting lewd pictures from minors—but nothing was done.

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Gilroy Police Seek Students' Design for New Charger
Posted: April 27, 2016

Gilroy Police Department is seeking assistance from local High School students with the design of one of our new School-Resource-Officer (SRO) patrol cars. The vehicle, which was donated by Gilroy’s South County Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram Dealership, is a 2015 Dodge Charger which is pictured above.

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Gilroy High Teacher Arrested in Lewd Internet Material case; District Mum
Posted: April 27, 2016

A Gilroy High School science teacher suspected of posing as a woman online to get boys to send him lewd pictures was arrested Tuesday.

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Sew Fantastic
Posted: April 07, 2016

Shag Beauty Bar in downtown Gilroy went from hair salon to Project Runway last Sunday as 27 sewing students modeled their handmade outfits to a packed house.

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