Friday, July 21, 2006

School district official quits amid corruption allegations

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James Fleming, California Superintendent, Resigns Amidst Charges

School district official quits amid corruption allegations

SANTA ANA, Calif. The embattled superintendent of Orange County's
Capistrano Unified School District says he's resigning after 15 years
on the job.

James Fleming's announcement comes amid accusations that he targeted
parents attempting to recall the school board he reports to.

Allegations recently surfaced that the county registrar improperly
allowed district officials to review the names of people who signed
recall petitions.

Fleming acknowledged the existence of spreadsheets listing parents,
teachers and others who received recall e-mails for the first time

He said the lists were part of an effort to determine whether someone
had hacked into the district's computer system.

The head of a group that was seeking the district trustees' recall
called Fleming's departure "a great milestone."

But district officials lauded Fleming. They say his tenure was marked
by achievement advances and a near doubling of district enrollment.

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