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LA Unified: Investigation into board president's behavior is confidential


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The Los Angeles Unified school district has concluded an investigation into complaints about its board president’s behavior, including an allegation of sexual harassment, but the district said the results are confidential.

District employees complained that Richard Vladovic made offensive jokes, had angry outbursts, mocked a coworker’s sexual orientation and had a generally hostile management style, according to two redacted complaints released by the district this week.

L.A. Unified hired an outside law firm to look into those complaints in June. The lawyers concluded that investigation in September, officials said.

But the documents provided by those lawyers to the district will not be made public. The district said they're attorney-client privilege because they were created in anticipation of litigation by the employees.

The board could vote to release the results of the investigation – but nothing like that is listed on its public meeting agendas.

Vladovic, who was elected board president by his peers during the investigation, has acknowledged he sometimes has a temper.  He didn’t return calls for comment Tuesday. His office has said the substance of the complaints aren’t true.