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Trustee tiff thwarts expulsion attempt

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Forty-nine Madera Unified students who are on the district’s suspension or expulsion list almost got a free pass to go back to school because of growing disharmony between school board president Ricardo Arredondo and trustee Lynn Cogdill.

A parliamentary ruling by Arredondo and a caustic response by Cogdill, which drew trustee Robert Garibay into the fray, sent a routine staff request temporarily down to defeat.

The bizarre conundrum occurred at Tuesday’s meeting of the MUSD board of trustees when the staff requested the board ratify disciplinary actions taken against the unidentified students.

When the item came up for discussion and action, Cogdill indicated he had a number of questions, one of which was how many special needs students were among the disciplined students...


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