It found evidence school administrators and school police knew Whitehurst was a problem from almost the very beginning. The teachers union contract mandates frequent purging of files and this helped abuse persist, the report says. School board member Julie Esparza Brown, like others, credited the girls and young women who did report misconduct. The board and superintendent were united in calls for change. In his very first year at Portland Public Schools, , Whitehurst breached boundaries with students so noticeably that a vice principal reported his conduct to school police. Currently, Rosenau said, he is unaware of any other district that has gone as far as Portland. Students write them on small slips of paper and put them in a shoe box with a hole cut in the top. The line goes straight to voicemail. Since health teachers must cover many topics, sex education is confined to a single month. The previous board directed staff to find lessons learned from the Whitehurst debacle, but never followed through to make sure that happened. The former Grant High teacher was convicted in October of sexually touching six Oregon City middle schoolers in a single day while substitute teaching. Parents may exclude their children, but few of them do, Morrison said. Staff Writer Kelley Bouchard can be contacted at or at: Teachers like Goldhammer teach students learn how to use condoms and contraceptives, how to develop a healthy attitude toward sex, and how to avoid learn about Sexually Transmitted Infections STIs.