The Los Angeles Unified School District confirmed Monday the resignations of two administrators in its procurement division.
The Los Angeles Times reported on its website that the administrators were forced out for allegedly tolerating a climate of sexual harassment in the division.
According to The Times, George Silva, chief procurement officer, resigned effective Jan. 12, while Quinton Dean, deputy chief procurement officer, resigned effective Jan. 11.
A spokeswoman for the district confirmed their resignations.
Citing unnamed district sources, The Times reported that Silva and Dean were both given the option of resigning or being fired following an internal investigation into the harassment allegations. The Times obtained a copy of an email Silva sent to his staff announcing his departure. In it, he characterized his departure as a retirement after 35 years with the district.
“It has been my honor to serve the students, staff and leadership of my beloved school district over the years,” Silva wrote. “I wish Peace, Health and Blessings upon each and every one of you.”
–City News Service