A private Armenian school was improperly shut down by Glendale officials, some of whom gave false testimony about events that led to the closure of the campus in 2010, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has ruled.
In the ruling handed down last week, Judge David Milton found that city officials used “increased fees, yellow tagging and other steps” as a “pretext to achieve an unlawful purpose, closing plaintiff's school.”
Milton awarded that school, Scholars Academic Foundation, $135,000 in damages.
City Atty. Mike Garcia said by phone Wednesday that he vehemently disagrees with Milton's decision, but city officials have yet to decide whether to appeal.
“We were pretty shocked by some of these conclusions,” Garcia said.
The debacle began when Scholars Academic Foundation moved from its location at 1021 Grandview Ave. to a former Glendale Unified School District building at 3800 Foothill Blvd. in January 2010 without proper city permits.