ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Rush-Henrietta School District is investigating a ‘concern’ regarding a staff member at Sherman Elementary School.

The district says the employee will not be on campus while the investigation is conducted.

Details are limited at this time. A statement went out to families Thursday.

Read the full statement from Sherman Elementary School Principal Dave Passero:

Dear Sherman Families,

I am writing to let you know the district is investigating a concern that was shared with me regarding a staff member. It is important to keep in mind that this is part of our process per board policies when a complaint is made, and employees are presumed innocent unless we find evidence to the contrary. 

The employee will not be on campus while the investigation is conducted. I can’t share further details, as this is a personnel matter. 

Student safety is our top priority, and I assure you we will do our due diligence during this investigation. Our staff members are ready and available to support any students who may wish to talk about the situation. Sherman School Counselor Ms. LaPlaca, School Social Worker Ms. Baumgartner, and I are available for students as well.

If you have any concerns, please contact me directly at or by calling me at 585-359-5498.

Thank you for your support and understanding. 

Dave Passero

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