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  May 29, 2024

Vallejo teacher who allegedly dragged student on video had prior abuse allegations

Noah Dove, 40, was arrested on suspicion of a felony charge of corporal injury on a child....

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  May 06, 2024

Benicia elementary school principal on leave amid turmoil over alleged sexual abuse by former teacher

A lawsuit alleges that Robert Semple Elementary School Principal Christina Moore mishandled misconduct allegations about former 5th grade teacher Matthew Shelton....

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  May 02, 2024

Supporters of proposed downtown charter school shut down Vallejo City Hall after council blocks project

The council voted 4-3 to reject the proposed high school, which would have been operated by Elite Public Schools....

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  May 01, 2024

Four more victims accuse former Benicia teacher of sexual abuse

Four students allege former 5th grade teacher Matthew Shelton harassed and sexually abused them at Robert Semple Elementary School....

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  Apr 17, 2024

Benicia Unified sued over alleged sexual abuse by former teacher with previous arrest

Former 5th grade teacher Matthew Shelton previously faced similar charges in Napa but was able to get another job at a nearby school district amid a criminal investigation....

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  Apr 12, 2024

Former St. Helena school district head appointed next schools superintendent for Vallejo

Rubén Aurelio will take over the Vallejo school district effective July 1....

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  Apr 12, 2024

Scholarship to honor beloved Vallejo teacher who died last year

Federal Terrace Elementary School 1st grade teacher Nancy Orpilla died of lung cancer in April 2023....

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  Mar 22, 2024

Vallejo school district, educator union reach pay agreement after impasse

The agreement between gives teachers a 5.5% raise....

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  Mar 21, 2024

Fiestas Primavera cultural festival comes to Benicia

The festival will carry a message of inclusion and tolerance to counter the dangerous “La Migra” game played by Benicia High School Students....

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  Mar 20, 2024

Vallejo Planning Commission approves controversial downtown charter school

The planning commission voted 6-1 to approve the proposal by Elite Public Schools....

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  Mar 13, 2024

As salary negotiations stall, Vallejo school district and educators enter mediation

Vallejo teachers and school staff rallied for higher pay at a Board of Education meeting last week....

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  Mar 05, 2024

Benicia teacher charged with sexual acts with student was previously arrested in Napa

Matthew Joseph Shelton was charged on Feb. 23 with five felony counts of lewd acts with a child....

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