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Lodi Unified School District employee termination suit heading to trial

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Posted: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 8:59 am, Wed Jul 20, 2011.

The court case involving a Lodi Unified School District administrator who was reassigned two years ago is heading to trial.

Former curriculum coordinator Anne Cecchetti filed a grievance against the district in June 2009, claiming that race, gender and age were factors in choosing which positions were cut to save money during budget reductions.

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  • Betty Dean posted at 7:02 pm on Wed, Jul 20, 2011.

    Betty Dean Posts: 144

    AMEN Bob Silvano you are sooo correct!!

  • Doug Chaney posted at 6:39 pm on Wed, Jul 20, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Mr Smith, before coming to conclusions and naively blaming the teachers' union, why don't you wait until the truths come out?

  • Bob Silvano posted at 6:35 pm on Wed, Jul 20, 2011.

    Bob Silvano Posts: 145

    Bob Smith,
    If you knew ANYTHING about Anne Cecchetti, you'd know she is one straight talking gal. She speaks her mind, and when she does, you would do well to listen, because she's usually right on target.
    As far as being good at her job, well, you couldn't ask for anyone better, or for anyone who cared for the students any more than she does. If I had a child in school, I'd want them in her classroom.
    Previous attempts to remove her were unsuccessful because she was right and they were wrong. That's the bottom line.
    Now, go post on a subject you know something about !!!

  • Betty Dean posted at 6:27 pm on Wed, Jul 20, 2011.

    Betty Dean Posts: 144

    No, they harrass you and screw with you and pick you to death ..... Especially if you do a good job and or are better looking then some of the COWS they have working there.
    So they screw with you until they demote you if they cant figure out some other way to drive you INSANE!! that is what they do!
    I hope she sets their butts straight!! i also hope she wins a TONof money for her time worry and trouble and her Hard work!! I have worked with her and she is AWESOME. LUSD does not want People who know how to do their jobs they want People who will brown nose the higher ups. It used to be a great place to work now, Not so much.

  • Bob Smith posted at 5:02 pm on Wed, Jul 20, 2011.

    Bob Smith Posts: 128

    "At the time, she claimed she was removed from her position because former attempts were unsuccessful."

    Former attempts? Looks like somebody needed to get fired but probably couldn't because of the union or some other garbage. If the person was good at their job there wouldn't have been ANY attempts.

  • Betty Dean posted at 3:38 pm on Wed, Jul 20, 2011.

    Betty Dean Posts: 144

    I hope she Takes them too the cleaners ! Good for her, I wish more people would stand up to these jerks!!
    they have some of the STUPIDEST people I have ever met running that place! washer needs to go, Mckilligan needs to go, Smelliott Grauman has already gone ( and thats good) Tami somera ( who just got promoted) needs to go too and several others!!!
    LUSD you asked for it you got it! I hope she kicks your butts in court!! U go Annie!

  • Jackson Scott posted at 3:25 pm on Wed, Jul 20, 2011.

    Jackson Scott Posts: 392

    Here's the rub: Anne's father was a very well known & liked teacher in the district for at least 30 years. So where is the GOB & nepotism? With old croonie teachers like Cassell, Neeley, and Heberle's son on the board you'd think this matter would have been overturned... Must be something juicy going on. Anne has always been very outspoken.

  • Doug Chaney posted at 9:14 am on Wed, Jul 20, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    I agree. I called for the removal of Mr. Huyett for three years or so before they let him off the hook to find another position rather than canning him and then the appointment of the following "golden egg" super who reaped supposedly close to a million in retireent checks. Now Mr. Hyatt's protege, Nichols-Washer continues the seemingly same agenda and the protection of certain favoritism and nepotic hiring practices to keep the jobs of those who should never have gotten their positions in the first place, after being hired aand protected by this tainted good ol'' boys and girls system in LUSD. I gave her every benefit of the doubt when she was hired but it didn't take very for the last dysfunctional school board members to make sure she was given orientation to the same practices used when Huyett left. It's time this new LUSD school board got down to the real business they promised us who voted for them: dismantle this nepotic and favoritism system and order Nichols-Washer to clean up the house or move out.

  • Brett Thompson posted at 6:47 am on Wed, Jul 20, 2011.

    Brett Thompson Posts: 55

    The worst kept secret in town is that the LUSD plays favorites. They lay off a ton of teachers and staff and then rehire the ones who have friends and connections within the administration. It is arbitrary and biased. I'm actually surprised this is the first lawsuit and shocked that the CTA hasn't gotten involved. As Cecchetti noted, there is zero transparency.



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