Letter: Brockport track coach fired after district learned of ‘concerns’

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BROCKPORT, NY (WROC) — The Brockport Central School District has fired a staff member, who also served as a coach, after concerns about the worker were brought to the district’s attention.

In a letter to parents, the district did not detail the allegations against the staff member, but said he was immediately placed on leave after the concerns were brought to district leaders. The parent who shared the letter with News 8 did not disclose the coach’s name.

News 8 has learned the man was a volunteer track coach with the district and a member of the IT department for the school.

The district says the staff member was fired earlier this month. The letter reads, “Although the district cannot disclose information relative to any personnel matter, we wanted to curb gossip and speculation while also letting students know that if they have any concerns regarding how the situation may or may not have personally affected them, they should speak to their parents or their school counselor.”

The sheriff’s office says, after an investigation into the accusations, no criminal charges have been filed.

In a statement, the district writes:

Brockport Central School District was made aware of allegations regarding misconduct involving a staff member/volunteer track coach. The district swiftly terminated the staff member and is working cooperatively with Monroe County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the allegation. At this time, no criminal charges have been filed. The district is committed to the safety and security of its students and does not take allegations of this matter lightly. If a student and/or parent has concerns, they are encouraged to report the information to district administration.

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