Meet the People Behind the Scandal

ritterTimothy Ritter, TVUSD Superintendent
2013 Compensation, $233,161
Email: tritter@tvusd.k12.ca.us
Telephone: (951) 506-7904

Tim Ritter is one of three people within the TVUSD who were aware of the undercover police operation that occurred for several months on Temecula school campuses. According to sworn testimony by TVUSD Director of Child Welfare and Attendance Michael Hubbard, Mr. Ritter is the person who authorized this operation.

In October, 2014, Ritter was fined by the State of California Fair Political Practices Commission because he did not disclose gifts he received from Stone & Youngberg LLC, an investment banking company who was fined for its involvement in the Bernie Madoff scandal.

 

 

brownRobert Brown, TVUSD School Board member
Email: bbrown@tvusd.k12.ca.us

Robert Brown is one of three people within the TVUSD who were aware of the undercover police operation that occurred for several months on Temecula school campuses. At the time the operation was authorized, Mr. Brown was the TVUSD School Board President, and it has been reported to us by district officials that Mr. Brown did not notify any of the other TVUSD board members.

On November 4, 2014, the voters of Temecula took matters into their own hands, and voted Brown out of office. Brown had been first elected to the TVUSD School Board in 1995, but in 2014 was on the wrong side of a landslide.

 

 

Hubbard

Michael Hubbard, TVUSD Director of Child Welfare and Attendance
2013 Compensation, $142,501
Email: mhubbard@tvusd.k12.ca.us

Telephone: (951) 506-7983

Michael Hubbard is one of three people within the TVUSD who were aware of Operation Glass House, the undercover police operation that occurred for several months on Temecula school campuses. Mr. Hubbard was in frequent communication with the law enforcement officials responsible for this operation, and provided personal information about our son to the law enforcement officials several weeks before our son Jesse Snodgrass’s  arrest.

On October 30, 2013, Michael Hubbard was named as a defendant as part a a civil lawsuit filed against TVUSD in the Jesse Snodgrass case.

 

 

Kimberly  Velez, TVUSD Director of Special
2013 Compensation, $143,538
Email: kvelez@tvusd.k12.ca.us
Telephone:(951) 506-7981

On October 30, 2013, Ms. Velez was named as a defendant as part a a civil lawsuit filed against TVUSD in the Jesse Snodgrass case.

 

 

Jonathan Greenberg SuperintendentGreenberg
Email: jonathan.greenberg@puhsd.org
Telephone:(951) 943-6369 x80102 or x80103

Mr. Greenberg authorized the 2013 undercover operation in Perris and Menifee, approximately 20 miles from Temecula. The operation was nearly identical to the 2012 Temecula operation. Included in the arrest was a 15-year-old special education student, who read at third grade level. The boy spent the Christmas holidays behind bars and was charged with a felony after selling a single Vicodin pain pill for $3, which had been prescribed to him, to a Riverside County sheriff’s deputy who posed as a student all semester.

Greenberg’s message to the arrested students was that he hoped it was “the worst day of their lives.”

2 comments for “Meet the People Behind the Scandal

  1. Steve
    December 30, 2014 at 7:58 am

    These people are are awful, but what about the police who profiled and preyed on children and the ones who oversaw the operation?

  2. darryll zwiers
    July 26, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    I am the father of an autistic son. Raising a child with this condition removes your own selfishness, as you have to be forgiving, compassionate and understanding. My child is non verbal, and at times I liken it to raising an animal. I don’t phrase it that way to be derogatory. The lack of social cues and etiquette, the lack of awareness of right and wrong, and the fact getting mad and raising your voice MAKES HIM LAUGH make it an alien experience. This son of mine is also loving, he doesn’t understand play but he WILL pitch in and do work just to be closer to us. The rules for work are concrete, and despite all the glitches inherent with autism, he craves love and human affection just like anyone.

    I cannot imagine being able to look at myself in the mirror if I behaved in the manner that these people have. I was always told that the role of the strong is to nurture the weak. “Any society, any nation, is judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members — the last, the least, the littlest.”
    ~Cardinal Roger Mahony

    Somehow those voted in to leadership roles see their positions as a chance of exploitation for personal gain with callous disregard to those they victimise.

    There is more than the war on drugs that needs to change. We need to beware of those that would stand for election to roles that have power, for they seldom have more than helping themselves in mind.

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