Yuba City HS teacher accused of
TEACHER.>> ALTHOUGH THE SCHOOL BOARD ANDTHE 14 YEAR OLD FAMILY DID NOTNAME THE TEACHER, DURING PUBLICCOMMENT, FORMER STUDENTSIDENTIFIED HIM AS JIM WHITEAKER,WHO IS ALSO A SUTTER COUNTYBOARD OF SUPERVISOR.>> IN 2014, I WAS A SOPHOMOREAND HAD THE MISFORTUNE OF HAVINGMR. teacher,” the girl’s uncle Rafael Perez said during public comment.
“We are looking forward to Jim Whiteaker being given his due process with the Yuba City Unified School District administration,” attorney Roberto Marquez said. “Once we get through that process he will be vindicated. Nothing justifies wild accusations of sexual misconduct. It’s not credible.”
“In 2014, I was a sophomore and had the misfortune of having Mr. Jim Whiteaker as my physical education teacher. From the first week of class it started from the strange looks and weird comments,” Yuba City High alumnus Pantera Fridley said. “He had his mustache roughly touching my ear, and at the end he said ‘I’m going to make sure you pass this class’ and then pinched my side on the way up.”
One accusation took place 20 years ago and was read by a former student’s husband.
“During her senior year at Yuba City High School in 1998,
Mr. Jim Whiteaker violated and sexually assaulted her more than once,” Gabe Foster said. “Her statement is on file here at the district. The findings state and I quote ‘Mr. Whiteaker’s actions towards you were inappropriate and a violation of policy.’ My question is this: what appropriate actions were taken?”
A statement from Shaneiko Cummins, a former student, was read by Susie Cauchi with Yuba Sutter Stand for the Silent. teacher in 2013 when I was a sophomore in high school. And the teacher who assaulted me was Jim Whiteaker,” Cauchi read during public comment.
“Sutter County Board of Supervisors is aware of the Yuba City Unified School District Board of Trustees action taken at its January 30, 2018 meeting. Since the School District’s administrative process is not complete, County Board of Supervisors has no further comment,” the district said in a statement.
Sutter County District Attorney Amanda Hopper confirmed receiving the report. But due to a conflict of interest, since Whiteaker is a board of supervisor, it has been turned over to the Yuba County District Attorney’s Office.