Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that a man has been charged with pocketing tens of thousands of dollars while he worked as a principal at two schools over the past four years.
“Betraying students, their parents and school administrators is the ultimate failure for those who are the face and voice of a school,” District Attorney Gascón said.
Kyle Douglas (dob 6/6/70) was charged in case BA493366 with one count each of misappropriation of public funds, forgery and grand theft. He pleaded not guilty today and is scheduled to return on April 23 for a preliminary hearing setting in Department 50 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.
The case was filed on February 22.
In 2017, while employed as the principal at Inglewood High School, the defendant is accused of negotiating a contract with a company for private use of the school’s parking lot. He allegedly did not receive authorization and profited about $57,000 from the deal.
Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. was instrumental in securing the off-site parking when it made headlines that the Forum was using Inglewood Park Cemetery as a parking lot.
“My parents rest in Inglewood Park Cemetery and I empathize with the concerns of family members. The City has opened its parking structure on Locust Street, its structure adjacent to City Hall for Forum’s 300 employees and the school district has made lots available for patron parking. McCormick’s Ambulance has helped out as well. Effective June 15, 2017, overflow parking will once again be available adjacent to the site of the football stadium. I again salute all the community partners who have stepped forward and ask for patience as the City rebuilds and progresses,” Mayor Butts stated.
Two years later, while working as principal at Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Pasadena, Douglas is accused of collecting about $10,000 for a student trip to China and never paying the company that he hired to organize the trip.
The case remains under investigation by the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation.
2UrbanGirls reached out to former Inglewood Unified school board members, D’artagnan Scorza and Dionne Faulk, who served during the time the parking contracts were negotiated and both did not respond by press time.