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Eastlake High School parents want math teacher removed

Posted at 11:35 PM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 08:51:57-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- Parents at Eastlake High School are asking the Sweetwater Union High School District board to investigate a math teacher that students accuse of making inappropriate comments.

The parents say the issue started last spring when the teacher made comments about erectile dysfunction in class. Other parents say the teacher hardly teaches, forcing their kids to fall behind.

Dan Huslin, a parent of an Eastlake High sophomore, said the school's principal told him last year the teacher was suspended, but this year he found out he's back in the classroom.

Huslin said when he asked about why he returned, the current principal told him the district was providing the teacher counseling to help him improve.

On Monday night, parents spoke at a Sweetwater district meeting and asked the board to investigate and remove the teacher. Also, parents asked the district to provide math tutoring for the students who are now behind.

A district spokesperson told 10News the teacher was not suspended last year and was instead out for personal reasons, adding that they couldn't comment on whether the teacher is receiving any counseling because it is a personnel matter.

The spokesperson did say the parents concerns are being addressed, but wouldn't specify how.