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Mixed reaction to MUSD hire

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Felon works with at-risk students

A virtual storm struck Tuesday night’s meeting of Madera Unified trustees. Local residents as well as some from as far away as Visalia, including a superior court judge from Fresno, besieged the board with strong opinions about a recently employed MUSD employee who happens to be a convicted felon.

For the first time in his 16 years of working in intervention programs to help rescue drug addicts, gang members, and others at risk, Daniel Longoria encountered some strong opposition at Tuesday’s board meeting.

He also received a groundswell of support.

At issue is Longoria’s 18-year prison record, which includes time at Soledad, Wasco, Corcoran, and Pelican Bay and came before what some have called his “redemption” ...


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