Who Vetted Rosilicie Ochoa-Bogh (Bogh)?
According to the family’s lawsuit, Superintendent Binks approached Rosalie’s parents at a vigil before her death. “We dropped the ball on your daughter,” Binks is quoted as saying in the lawsuit. “Can you please forgive me?” [Redlands Daily Facts, 9/24/2019]
It sure looks like the Yucaipa-Calimesa Unified School District anti-bullying policies were hollow and far from effective.
“We have six lawsuits and one more pending against this school district,” Pasadena lawyer Brian Claypool wrote in a text message on Tuesday, Sept. 17. “This district is a train wreck.” Claypool’s lawsuits include one on behalf of the family of Mesa View Middle eighth-grader Rosalie Avila, 13, who killed herself in late 2017 after years of alleged bullying. Rosalie’s death sparked an outpouring of support for her family, who believed her suicide could have been avoided with more intervention by the school district. “Their purported anti-bullying policies are window dressing with no teeth or substance,” Claypool said of the district. “They also have ineffective suicide prevention policies and scant training on how to handle kids who are desperate and contemplating suicide.” [Redlands Daily Facts, SCNG, 10/1/2019]
Your Intrepid Blogger has been hammering California Republican Party Leaders for weak, feckless leadership. Based on what I am seeing from research on Rosilicie Ochoa-Bogh (Bogh) she will fit right in. Many times she had an opportunity to speak up and did not.
THIS DISTRICT IS A TRAIN WRECK.
“Four of the cases that we have right now against this school district involve students who have been physically assaulted. The fifth student is dead. The sixth student was mentally traumatized so much that she was suicidal,” said attorney Brian Claypool. “How many kids have to die or suffer over them (YCUSD) not taking bullying seriously?” said Freddie Avila, father of Rosalie Avila who committed suicide after suffering ongoing bullying at her middle school. [Redlands Daily Facts, 7/8/2019]Freddie Avila, Rosalie’s father, said school officials denied they had the power or responsibility to do anything about the bullying. That includes when a boy shot a video of Rosalie during lunchtime, calling her an “ugly girl” and comparing her to prettier girls in the cafeteria, Avila said
“The first thing (the principal) told me is ‘I can’t do anything about social media,’” Avila said. “I said ‘Hey, it’s happening in your school, during school hours. What do you mean, you can’t do anything?’” Before Rosalie’s death, Avila said, his family reported concerns to Yucaipa-Calimesa school officials over and over again. But nothing changed. “There were things that should have been documented, that were reported, that were discussed, and now they say ‘I don’t know what he’s talking about,’” he said. “Nothing (the district) did or failed to do was a cause or contributing cause” to Rosalie’s death, attorneys for the district wrote in an August 2018 response to the Avila family’s lawsuit. [Redlands Daily Facts, 9/24/2019]
But, it gets worse. The School Administrator that apologized to the family whose daughter committed suicide, was honored by Rosilicie Ochoa-Bogh.
On Saturday, Nov. 2, The Yucaipa Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints presented the “Standing for Something” award to Cali Binks, Superintendent of the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Uni!ed School District, a position she has held since July 2013.–Relatives, friends, and co-workers of Binks joined school board members as well as members of the Yucaipa Stake to celebrate the accomplishment. Guests were treated to a delicious dinner before the award ceremony.