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School board candidate continues La Vina dispute

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Controversy at La Vina School, which broke out last week between a group of parents and the school’s principal, was revisited at a meeting of the Madera Unified School District by a candidate for school board in the November election.

During the public comments portion of Tuesday night’s school board meeting, Charles Genseal voiced complaints about how MUSD officials treated La Vina parents at a meeting held last Thursday evening at the school.

Superintendent Gustavo Balderas called for the meeting after several parents picketed the district in protest against alleged “bullying” by Patricia Lopez, principal at La Vina.

Genseal, who said he attended the meeting, complained that the district representatives stifled input from the parents who wanted to speak. According to Genseal, the parents were at first told that they could not speak but later were allowed to voice their concerns...


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