School District Fined $20,000 for Rodent Infestation and Other Problems

Updated: Jan 10


The Newport-Mesa Unified School District has been fined $20,000 by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health for violations at three of its campuses, including plumbing and maintenance issues and what the Los Angeles Times described as “a rodent infestation problem at one high school that was so bad it triggered a student walkout.”


The fines are the result of three inspections conducted in May, June and November 2018. The fines were levied in late 2018, but the district’s appeal is still pending. (Source: Los Angeles Times, December 22.)

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