The Safety Dog Is Not Looking For Unsafe Lithium Batteries

Does the dog check the teacher’s belongings too?

A drug-sniffing golden retriever discovered a marijuana vape pen, while district officials found one package of marijuana edibles, two marijuana vape pens and three nicotine vape pens.

When the school administrator, along with the dog and handler and their support staff, enter a classroom the administrator announces to the class, ‘the safety dog is here today, please leave your backpacks and belongings in the classroom and exit the room with your teacher,

The Safety Dog Is Not Looking For Unsafe Lithium Batteries

P.G. School Employee Arrested For Sex With Underage Boy

I wonder what the bumper stickers on Chyo’s car said.

Andrew Chyo

Pacific Grove Police said that a man was arrested Tuesday at around 7:30 a.m. on nine felony oral copulation charges against a minor.

A victim reported to police in April that Andrew Chyo, 26, had allegedly sexually assaulted them in 2019 when they were 17-years-old, according to police.

Mr. Chyo was employed by the District in roles that included high school tutor, instructional assistant at both Pacific Grove Middle School and Pacific Grove High School, assistant Pacific Grove High School athletic coach, and short term hourly work supporting school staff at high school functions. He was employed during specific periods between 2015-2021 school year.

P.G. School Employee Arrested For Sex With Minor

Special Need Children’s Service Founder Guilty Of Embezzlement

Hired a real accountant and was nailed by them. No surprise that the schools happily forked over the money with no proof of work.

Lolita Garcia, 60 the founder of a nonprofit called Central Coast Kids & Families, which provided services to families of children with special needs — was sentenced to four years in prison for embezzlement, tax evasion, submitting false invoices, and theft by false pretenses. Garcia billed schools for in-school services and a state nonprofit for in-home services that never happened.

Garcia got caught after an accountant she hired to do her finances noticed in 2015 that it appeared she had diverted charitable funds. The CPA tipped off the state attorney
general’s office, which notified the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office. The case was investigated by investigator Jackie Meroney and forensic auditor Sandra Kyzivat. They examined hundreds of invoices and timesheets for the 2013- 2014 and 2014-2015 school years and discovered that Garcia intentionally overbilled the districts and others for a total of $192,823

Special Need Children’s Service Founder Guilty Of Embezzlement

Another Vote To Pour Money Into Schools

We keep hearing that schools need more money to educate the children, but all I see are multi-million dollar football fields, parking lots and administration buildings.

A $7,000,000.00 artificial turf football field
Breaker Stadium 6 Million

A parking lot at PGHS
Dmc PGhs Parking Lot

Offices? Maintenance yard?
Dmc PGms Offices

Administrator Offices?
Measure X PG Sd Offices

This heavy duty sign must cost at least $800 to build and anchor with concrete. That architect is not local.
School Dmc Sign

Pacific Grove to vote on $30 million bond for school maintenance

No Shortcuts Through Robert Down

After school, before school during school. Not so public property for man talking to himself.

Robert Down Prison

On Dec. 14 about 4:20 p.m., police said the man entered
the Spruce Avenue gate of Robert Down Elementary School
and walked onto the schoolyard near students who were playing basketball.
“They were startled by the man’s demeanor and recalled
that he was talking to himself,” Robert Down principal Sean
Keller told parents through a Dec. 14 email message.
Though class was not in session, numerous students were
still at Robert Down as part of an after-school program. Keller— citing the police — said the man “has never shown aggression toward others,” and entered the school yard merely as a“shortcut through the campus.”

No Shortcuts Through Robert Down

Violence Threats Found At P.G. High

By the looks of the grammar and writing style, it could be a P.G. High student, possibly a junior.

Police investigators are looking into multiple written threats left in bathrooms and the girls locker room since March 1 at the Pacific Grove High School campus that allude to plans for a possible school shooting.

The first one, from a photo taken March 1 read: “Imma shoot up this school just wait on it … my shooter, he already got a plan.”

Violence Threats Found At P.G. High

P.G. School Kids Discover 3-D Printing

“It’s better than just reading something from a textbook,”
You know, some dedication to the industrial arts just might make school interesting. I always liked pounding nails more than pounding in college prep.

For their practice round, students can print one object as long as it adheres to three rules: it has to be useful, school appropriate and small.

William Newsome, 13, printed a saxophone mouthpiece that he was able to use as soon as it was completed. After blowing out some notes, he said it felt better than his regular, hard-rubber mouthpiece.

Adrian Ayala, 14, was thinking about printing a small case. He had never seen a 3-D printer at work before.

“It’s better than just reading something from a textbook,” he said.

P.G. School Kids Discover 3-D Printing

PG High Teacher Ken Ottmar Given 45 Day Notice

Jocks. Sheeshe.

Ottmar, who worked as a sports reporter for the Monterey Herald until 2008, began working for the high school that same year.

In the nine-page letter, district administrators describe misconduct that dates back to his early years at the school. The allegations say that he described his private life and sexual fantasies to students, that he left students unsupervised, that he allowed students to drive his children using his car, that he came to classes smelling of alcohol, that he allowed students to consume alcohol at his home, that he held inappropriate meetings with female students, that he displayed favoritism toward certain female students, and that he made inappropriate and sexually suggestive comments to female students.

Teacher Ken Ottmar Given 45 Day Notice

Teacher Ken Ottmar Said WHAT?

High school teacher in hiding accused of kinky behavior.

School officials say he made sexually suggestive comments to students, allowed teens to drink alcohol in his house, told kids about his sexual fantasies, and favored the pretty girls in class, but the P.G. High School teacher alleged to have done those things and more maintains none of it ever happened.

The district contends Ottmar told students that he’d had sex with his wife in his class room; that it was his fantasy for his wife and her best friend to have a lesbian relationship; that he visited strip clubs while in Las Vegas; and that he and others liked watching his “wife run track because she is sexy.”

Ottmar — who began working in PGUSD in 2008 after leaving his writing job at the Monterey County Herald — told one girl she had “nice wide thighs” and would “make a
good wife one day and have lots of babies,” and told another student she was a “BBW (big butt woman),” according to the district.“Sexually suggestive and flirtatious comments are highly inappropriate and have no place in the classroom,” the reprimand notice says.

Teacher Ken Ottmar Said WHAT?

Where’s Ottmar?

What is he hiding from?

A Pacific Grove High School girls’ basketball coach has been on paid leave since last September — and has collected more than $60,000 in paychecks — but officials won’t say why he’s off the job and whether or not he’ll return.

Ken Ottmar, who is also an English teacher and the activities director at the school, has been paid $63,020.02 since Sept. 27, 2015, the date he was placed on leave.

Ottmar has coached several sports in the district, including boys’and girls’ basketball, football and golf, PGUSD human resources director Billie Mankey said.

Where’s Ottmar?