District president pleads not guilty

first_imgHe did not return calls for comment Monday. Garvey officials said that they continue to support Agredano, who has been “sharing information that is appropriate,” said Virginia Peterson, the district’s superintendent. “We support him and hope that it is resolved.” she said, adding that the case is a personal matter. Bob Breusch, who serves on the board with Agredano, said parents and district staff are questioning why Agredano has refrained from making any more public statements. Agredano commented on his legal problems at a March board meeting, where he thanked his fellow board members and the public for their support. BELLFLOWER – The Garvey School District board president pleaded not guilty Monday to three misdemeanor violations, including driving under the influence. Felipe Agredano, 37, also is charged with driving with a suspended license and committing a hit-and-run. A Bellflower Courthouse hearing is scheduled for June 6 and a jury trial is set for June 11. Agredano, elected to the board in 2005 and named president in December, was arrested Jan. 20 in Lakewood and released after posting $5,000 bail. He allegedly failed to stop at the scene after his vehicle damaged some property, prosecutors said. “If it comes up in the meeting, he will address those questions that come up,” Breusch said. “But I’m not going to force him to do anything.” But Breusch is concerned that Agredano’s legal woes will deflect attention and resources away from the district’s job of educating its students. “We have made a lot of progress in the last three to four years,” Breusch said. “We are not going to let this court trial disrupt the progress we have made.” [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2108160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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