After numerous attempts to seek comment, NBC4 has not heard a word from members of the school board about allegations of mismanagement in the general counsel's office of the Los Angeles Unified School District concerning sex abuse lawsuits.
Board members on Tuesday were discussing pending litigation during a closed door session, but no one would confirm that the discussions included the Miramonte sex abuse cases which are scheduled to go to trial in April.
NBC4 put out a public records request with the district 10 days ago.
UPDATE: LAUSD missed the deadline to respond to NBC4's public records request, but did so Wednesday morning at 9:31 a.m. In an email response, the district said more time would be required to compile data and that the response will be received no later than close of business on Feb. 28.
The district acknowledged the request but has not responded to it. By law district officials have 10 days to respond and that deadline expired at 5 p.m., meaning the district is in violation of California law.
The allegations stem from a lawsuit filed against the district by its former chief risk officer, Greg Breed.
Breed claims the district was too quick to settle some of the Miramonte cases, claiming taxpayers overpaid millions of dollars.
Breed has now been called as a witness to testify under oath about the district's insurance problems.
Before he left his post, the district lost its coverage: Breed blames it on inexperienced lawyers hired by the district, the general counsel's office puts the blame solely on Breed.
The accusations stem from the investigation involving former Miramonte Elementary School teacher Mark Berndt, charged with 23 counts of lewd acts on 23 children age 7 to 10. He pleaded no-contest to the charges in November 2013.
Charges were dropped in another Miramonte case, involving teacher Martin Springer.