Mother and father of the Scottsdale Unified Faculty District are calling for Board President Jann-Michael Greenburg to resign after worrisome recordsdata had been noticed on his laptop
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Scottsdale Unified Faculty District has employed an impartial forensic investigator after dad and mom’ private info, probably solely obtainable by faculty information, was allegedly created and maintained in Google Drive folders by the daddy of Board President Jann-Michael Greenburg and shared by the elected official.
In a press release, Superintendent Dr. Scott A Menzel stated Friday the investigator will assist decide if any faculty assets had been used inappropriately “to compile, entry or modify the non-public file.”
He added, “It’s necessary to emphasise the District didn’t create, keep or have management over the file.”
SUSD dad and mom informed 12 Information they’ve recognized concerning the Google Drive folders and their contents since August however are solely now coming ahead after physique digital camera movies had been uploaded to the net folder.
Kim Stafford, a mum or dad whose baby not attends the district, stated all of it started when an electronic mail was despatched to a number of faculty officers a few concern.
“Within the fifth or six electronic mail by which [the board president] was accusing me of being anti-Semitic he hooked up a screenshot of his total laptop desktop and I seen that it had that Google Drive with my identify on it,” Stafford stated. “I replied to an electronic mail to Jann-Michael Greenburg, Julie Cieniawski, Scott Menzel, together with [a parent] and expressed my alarm that Jann-Michael Greenburg had a Google Drive folder with my identify on it and no one responded to me after that.”
12 Information has a replica of the emails that present the talked about recipients.
Stafford stated she shared the Google Drive hyperlink with different dad and mom, together with Amanda Wray.
“I used to be shocked, disgusted, terrified, not solely did I see my identify on it, [but I also] noticed images of my 8 and 10 little women,” stated Amanda Wray. “I don’t know what he was doing with my kids’s images.”
Wray stated the Google Drive contained private info of almost 50 dad and mom, together with addresses, social safety numbers, background checks, divorce decrees, images, and “disturbing memes” together with her and different dad and mom’ faces on them.
Wray stated she has been outspoken concerning the district’s COVID-19 insurance policies throughout faculty board conferences and has requested for extra transparency. She believes that and since she is a part of the group of fogeys which can be petitioning for Greenburg to be recalled, is why they had been probably focused.
“The truth that unredacted communication between the district and fogeys made its manner onto that drive is definitely one thing that district ought to examine,” stated Stafford.
Recordsdata within the Google Drive additionally present movies of a person on a motorbike sporting a helmet, Wray stated. She and different dad and mom stated the person is suspected to be Greenburg’s father, Mark Greenburg.
They allege within the movies he follows dad and mom within the car parking zone the place a faculty board assembly was going to happen. Mother and father stated he’s heard within the video saying he wrote down the license plates of some automobiles.
Superintendent Menzel stated SUSD employees report any suspicious habits, akin to taking pictures of fogeys, employees or college students, on or adjoining to high school property, to the suitable safety or regulation enforcement company.
Menzel additionally added that “no Governing Board member has unfettered entry to scholar information… any scholar info the Board might obtain is in relation to self-discipline circumstances below its consideration, is proscribed in scope and supplied by the district’s authorized counsel.”
Wray is anxious that there are extra private info or image recordsdata on the market of her, as she stated the body-camera video was shot in August and uploaded to Google Drive in October.
“You possibly can’t count on college students to behave and comply with a code of conduct when the chief in our group is behaving so poorly himself,” Wray stated. “He must resign.”
In an electronic mail despatched to oldsters, board members Libby Hart-Wells and Patty Beckman stated they’re requesting a particular assembly to vote to formally request Jann-Michael Greenberg to resign.
12 Information reached out to Greenberg for remark however didn’t hear again.
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