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LEFT: ON THE MORNING OF FEB. 20, THE PALO VERDE  High School’s JROTC Color Guard conduct ceremonial drill and procedure to retire the Palo Verde Valley District Library’s front lawn U.S. flag.
Pictured, left to right: Cadet MSgt. Daniel Morales; Cadet 1st Class Cory Wilson; Cadet Capt. Matthew Knutson; Cadet 1st Sgt. Susana Mancillas; Cadet 2nd Lt. Dwight Sheppard. ABOVE: Palo Verde
High School JROTC Color Guard Cadet 1st Class Cory Wilson (left) and Cadet 2nd Lt. Dwight Sheppard (right) prepare to formally retire the Palo Verde Valley District Library’s U.S. flag.

PVHS JROTC retire flag at Palo Verde Library

BY URIEL AVENDANO preschool program Palo Verde
TIMES EDITOR all recited the Pledge High School
of Allegiance,” stated JROTC
On the morning of PVVDL Director Kime Color Guard
Feb. 20, the Palo Verde Williams. Cadet MSgt.
High School (PVHS) The morning’s par- Daniel
JROTC Color Guard ticipating JROTC Ca- Morales (far
retired the Palo Verde dets included: left) and
Valley District Li- • Cadet 1st Sgt. Susa- Cadet 2nd
brary’s (PVVDL) front na Mancillas Lt. Dwight
lawn U.S. flag in ac- • Cadet MSgt. Daniel Sheppard
cordance to ceremonial Morales (far right)
drill and procedures. • Cadet Capt. Mat- make final
The weather-worn thew Knutson procedures
flag was replaced by • Cadet 1st Class Cory to raise
a new one, which was Wilson
the new
raised in front of at- • Cadet 2nd Lt.
tending friends and Dwight Sheppard U.S. flag
neighbors. “The Palo Verde at the Palo
“The members of Library continues to Verde Valley
the JROTC performed value the cadets of the District
a beautiful ceremony JROTC for their re- Library’s
of removing the old spect, leadership, patri- front lawn
flag and will conduct a otism and citizenship. during a
special ceremony that They are a wonderful formal
respectfully retires addition to our commu- ceremony
Old Glory. After wit- nity and their service earlier this
nessing the ceremony, is greatly appreciated,” morning,
the library’s weekly said Williams. Feb. 20.

Teachers at PVHS file several administrative complaints

BY CATHYLEEN RICE back at the high school the steps the district will ased. Once the investiga- derogatorily, there are
TIMES REPORTER in the future.” now take since receiving tion is complete, we will two things you should
Unable to share exactly these allegations will re- take action, if necessary, do: first remember that
During the month of how many teachers filed sult in an investigation based on the outcome of if you are doing your job
February, several com- complaints and against by a third party to deter- the investigation.” well, you are too busy to
plaints have been filed which administrator mine the facts and what, While the investiga- worry about what other
by teachers working at due to details of the in- if any, actions are need- tion is ongoing as of people are saying about
the Palo Verde Valley vestigation still pending, ed to protect the teachers Monday and he’s unable you, two, remember that
High School, in response Bush said, “what I can who have complained. to comment specifically this is just another form
to allegedly working in a say is that there are mul- Bush shared, “We have about the complaints, of bullying, and it only
hostile environment and tiple complaints, and as I an obligation to provide Bush said the nature of works if you give it pow-
being intimidated by ad- said before about the is- a safe workplace free the complaints involves er. However, you can
ministrators. Superintendent Charles sue of bullying, until we
Bush of the Palo Verde from harassment and derogatory, inflamma- stop the bullying if you
With former Vice address the issues with
Unified School District bullying. The investiga- tory, and inappropriate speak up.
Principal Chris Burton the adults, we will not be
re-assigned to another said, “no complaints able to address all the is- tion will be completed language as well as mis- “As a district, we can
work site for administra- have been filed against sues with the students.” by a neutral third party conduct of administra- only get this bullying
tive reasons last week, Burton and he will be According to Bush, so that the information tive favoritism. problem under control if
from the investigation He urges, “If you are a we demand that it stop at
can be assured to be unbi- teacher being spoken to all levels.”

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