You likely remember the attack on a minor Jeffco student at a board meeting that we reported on in several articles – http://www.supportjeffcokids.org/remember-the-students-accountability/
Well, here’s an update on this investigation after 10 weeks of waiting:
The update is THERE IS NO UPDATE!
The community has NOT forgotten!
From: Wendy McCord
To: Jeffco Schools Board of Education <firstname.lastname@example.org>; twelliot <email@example.com>; McMinimee Dan M <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Mon, Jul 13, 2015 7:51 pm
Subject: Re: Status of Investigation into Bullying Incident by John Newkirk, Ken Witt and Others
Dear Ms. McCord,
Thank you for your note. Please note that the address you are using for me, Terry Elliott, is inaccurate and may explain why your notes have failed to receive a response from me. My email address is: email@example.com. This may help to expedite future correspondences.
With regards to the status of the investigation, I am awaiting the final report from the outside vendor we secured for this matter. As you know, our original plan was to conduct an internal investigation, however, given that some of the parties identified the general counsel and Superintendent in later complaints we deemed it necessary to hire an independent investigator not employed by the District. As you might imagine, securing an investigator and setting the scope of the work took time. Additional delays have occurred as additional individuals were identified as potential witnesses as well as the lack of timely availability of many witness outside the control of the district. I received word on Friday from the investigator to expect the report in 7 to 10 days.
It is my intent to review the final report and issue a finding within 5 days of receiving the report.
I trust you know that this matter is being addressed with the respect and thoroughness it deserves and that a comprehensive review was our first priority over expediency. I appreciate your frustration with the lack of response from me and hope that correcting my email address will address this concern moving forward.
Where’s the accountability?