Living Large At The District’s Expense

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Robin Lyons Blog Post Living Large At The District's ExpenseBLOG POST #175: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving a school business manager who embezzled $1.6 million.

The 50-something business manager worked for the rural school district for ten years before she put into place her embezzlement scheme. And the school district didn’t catch on for another ten years.

She made payments to herself and used district money for personal expenses. The accounting records were altered to show payments to legit vendors that never happened, and she changed payroll records showing employees had a higher income than they received. Those employees paid a total of more than $13,000 in income taxes to the IRS they didn’t owe.

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Open Meeting Law

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Recently, Los Angeles school teachers went on strike for better wages and working conditions. This made me think about the Louisiana teacher who at a board meeting in 2018, asked why the superintendent should have a salary increase when teachers hadn’t seen a raise in nearly ten years.

She was interrupted and ejected from the meeting, then arrested for Willful Disobedience. Do you remember this story? If not, here’s the post from April 2018: Willful Disturbance

I wondered if anything new had transpired since I wrote the original post. In researching, I found a lot had happened and decided it was worthy of an update.

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Abuse of Power

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BLOG POST #172: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving a middle school science teacher.

Being a school teacher involves so much more than teaching. Parents trust teachers to not only educate their children but also keep them safe. When a teacher violates that trust—whether it’s at school or not—too often, it’s criminal.

The Crime

This case involves a woman whose identity is protected because the abuse she suffered began when she was 10-years-old. And because she was a minor for most of the time she was abused, much of the case detail is also protected.

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The Bullied Student Who Persevered

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As we’re nearing the end of October, Bullying Prevention month also winds to a close. Sadly, incidents of bullying remain on the rise.

BLOG POST #166: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving middle school boys.

Since the bullying, in this case, happened at the middle school level, here are some startling facts from the StopBullying.gov website about middle school bullying:

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Sexting In The 2018 School Year

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The headlines used in the graphic for this post are real headlines from 2018. There are plenty more just like them—Google ‘Sexting.’

Schools in your area are back in session or will be soon. This is the perfect time to share some sensitive but important information regarding texting or more specifically, sexting.

When a parent is asked if their teenager is sexting, most if not all would respond, “Not my son/daughter.” Yet sexting is on the rise faster than the stock market in an up period.

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