The People Behind the Scandal

Timothy 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.

Ritter’s term as superintendent has been plagued by multiple public scandals, financial improprieties, public investigation by the state of California, and open hostility toward critics.

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. 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.

On October 21, 2014, the TVUSD discipline czar informed the school board how drones are being used at TVUSD school sites.

KVEQ3Kim  Velez, TVUSD Director of Special Education
2013 Compensation, $143,538
Email: kvelez@tvusd.k12.ca.us
Telephone:(951) 506-7981

On October 30, 2013, Velez was named as a defendant as part a a civil lawsuit filed against TVUSD in the Jesse Snodgrass case. During Velez’s tenure as Special Education Director, TVUSD’s special education department has soared to new heights in terms of litigation. She oversaw a program that was slapped with 226 corrective actions by the California Department of Education…while she was busy trolling Facebook.

TVUSD’s 2013-2014 SELPA governing document defines responsible parties, and the problems found by the CDE point squarely to failures by Velez and Assistant Superintendent of Educational Support Services Jodi McClay.

God Save the QueenJodi McClay, TVUSD Assistant Superintendent of Educational Support Services
2013 Compensation, $182,652
Email: jmcclay@tvusd.k12.ca.us
Telephone:(951) 506-7909

Under McClay’s watch and responsibility, TVUSD was slammed with a staggering 226 corrective actions by the California Department of Education. Violations included misappropriation of funds and altering of documents for the 2013-2014 school year alone.

TVUSD’s 2013-2014 SELPA governing document defines responsible parties, and the problems found by the CDE point squarely to failures by McClay and Director – Special Education (SELPA) Kim Velez.

brownRobert Brown, Former TVUSD School Board member

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.

Jonathan Greenberg, Perris Union High School District 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.”

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