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Costs unknown for Berkeley High School harassment case

Berkeley High School: at center of a sexual harassment case. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Berkeley High School: at center of a sexual harassment case. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel By Anika Anand and Emily Hartley California Watch  After a Berkeley High School student complained of sexual harassment by her guidance counselor, the Berkeley Unified School District spent $94,000 on lawyers to fight her […]

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Berkeley High counselor given seven-day suspension

A BHS counselor has been issued with a seven-day suspension The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) has issued Berkeley High School counselor Anthony Smith with a seven-day suspension notice, after a former student took a sexual harassment complaint to the Commission last year. Former BHS student “Lilah R.” (a fictitious name) filed a complaint with CCTC on December 16, 2011 […]

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Berkeley school district settles sexual harassment case

The settled case centers on a Berkeley High counselor accused of sexually harassing a 16-year-old female student in the 2009-2010 academic year The Berkeley School Board last night voted to approve a settlement in a federal sexual harassment lawsuit against the Berkeley Unified School District, which includes compensation of $57,500 and conditions imposed on Anthony Smith, […]

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Berkeley High harassment case heading to settlement

Berkeley High School. Photo: Lance Knobel The long-running case concerning alleged sexual harassment by Berkeley High counselor Anthony Smith came to Federal Court today in San Francisco and now looks likely to be settled by the school district. Judge Maria-Elena James considered the Berkeley Unified School District’s motion to dismiss the federal suit against Smith, […]