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Former Portola Valley superintendent offered plea bargain on felony charges

Original post made on Jul 19, 2012

Tim Hanretty, the former superintendent of Portola Valley schools who is charged with stealing more than $100,000 from the school district, has been offered a plea bargain by the county District Attorney's Office.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 11:33 PM

Comments (5)

Posted by John, a resident of Portola Valley: other
on Jul 19, 2012 at 6:48 am

Could Mr. Hanretty's pension be used to pay the restitution?

Posted by restitution?, a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Jul 19, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Doesn't he own a house? Put him in jail? Great that costs us! Take his money, make sure he never EVER gets a similar job. Done! That's a plea bargain. No, then put him some foreign prison that costs us a hell of lot less and take his citizenship away. Again. Done!

Posted by Susan Smith, a resident of Woodside: Kings Mountain/Skyline
on Jul 19, 2012 at 2:33 pm

A sad day, for sure, but boy am I happy that the courts are in charge instead of the commenters on these threads. A little compassion people goes a long way in helping people turn a page, people. If we want better, we have to behave better. All of us.

Posted by Don't Get It, a resident of Portola Valley: other
on Jul 23, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Not sure I get the logic on this - DA charges Mr Hanretty on (I think) nine felony counts, two school districts and communities are taken down, but if he repays what he stole (e.g. by fundraising among his remaining supporters) he might not spend ANY time in prison?

Posted by Peter Carpenter, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jul 23, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

Don't EVER expect this DA to take a hard line on public officials who break the law - it is against the rules of his membership in the public officials' club.

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