January 24 | Contra Costa Times

By Matthias Gafni 

BRENTWOOD -- School administrators and their attorney say they were unable to fire a teacher convicted of child abuse, but parents are crying foul.

A Brentwood Union School District attorney told parents at Wednesday night's heated school board meeting that special needs teacher Dina Holder could not be terminated simply for kicking one of her young students at Loma Vista Elementary because the education code tied their hands from pursuing dismissal.

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