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Rhondi Durand, principal of a Canyon County Jr. High school, pleaded no contest on July 29 to driving under the influence.  The Arroyo Seco Junior High School principal admitted she had made a mistake, and now vows to turn her life around and be a better mother, wife, and principal.

Durand was arrested by Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s deputies on May 29; according to a news article at, Durand’s BAC was over .20%, more than double California’s legal limit of 0.08%.  After pleading no content to the DUI charge, Durand was ordered to pay $550 in fines, complete an alcohol program, and was sentenced to 3 years of summary probation.

The principal is very lucky to have kept her job, saying in news articles that she was “very grateful.”  Officials of the school district said that while they take the conduct of employees very seriously, they stand behind Durand and have confidence in her abilities as the school’s principal.

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