RCSD superintendent, 2 others under investigation after ‘internal complaint’

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Rochester City School District is investigating a harassment allegation against Superintendent Lesli Myers-Small.

Board President Van White confirms the board has hired outside counsel to investigate after one employee accused the superintendent of harassment.

“These are allegations,” White said. “The purpose of the investigation is to ascertain the accuracy and/or truth of those allegations.”

The RCSD Board of Education issued the following statement Friday:

“The Rochester City School District Board of Education was informed yesterday evening that an internal complaint has been filed against three RCSD employees, including Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Lesli Meyers Small, by another District employee. 

The Rochester City School District immediately retained Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP to serve as outside counsel to oversee an independent and thorough investigation of the facts underlying the complaint. To that end, and respecting the confidentiality and rights of all of the involved parties, the Rochester City School District Board of Education will not be commenting further on these allegations at the present time as we await the findings and recommendations of outside legal counsel.”

Officials from the Rochester-based law firm Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP would not comment aside from confirming their role in the investigation.


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