Police in Scottsdale, Arizona, have gotten involved in a case regarding the president of the school district following reports he compiled a ‘dossier’ on parents who were opposed to COVID restrictions imposed in the city’s schools as well as critical race theory curriculum.
News broke last week that Scottsdale Unified School District president Jann-Michael Greenburg had assembled information after he mistakenly shared it with a parent.
The Arizona Republic reported:
A copy of the Google Drive that parents created was obtained by The Arizona Republic and it included screenshots of Facebook conversations parents had about their opposition to topics such as critical race theory and COVID-19 mask mandates. It also included emails sent to school board members calling for Greenburg’s resignation, photos and videos of parents protesting the school district and screenshots of parents’ Facebook profiles that indicated their support for former President Donald Trump.
What was even more alarming to critics was the fact that the dossier also contained very personal information including financial and property records, Social Security numbers, divorce decrees, and other personal data on nearly 50 parents.
In a statement, the Scottsdale Police Dept. noted that it is “aware of the allegations against Scottsdale Unified School District President Jann-Michael Greenburg.”
“We are conducting an investigation into the matter and will report our findings once it is complete,” the statement noted further.
But the police statement did not say whether Greenburg is suspected of violating any crimes.
Charlie Kirk conducted an interview with a mother that alleges she has obtained footage revealing Greensburg had folders of pictures of little girls.
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Scottsdale Unified School District superintendent Scott Menzel similarly announced an investigation into Greenburg and the creation of the dossier on Friday:
Today, the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) began the process of hiring an independent forensic investigator to determine if any school resources were used to compile, access or modify the private dossier allegedly created and maintained in Google drive folders by Mark Greenburg, the father of SUSD Board President Jann-Michael Greenburg, and shared by the latter. We want to determine if school resources were used inappropriately. We take our responsibility as good stewards of public funds very seriously.
It is important to emphasize the District did not create, maintain or have control over the dossier. The information it contains appears to be largely from public documents, and parents are rightly upset that certain data, photography, and video have been collected and shared.
“I want to stress, again, that no Governing Board member has unfettered access to student records,” he noted further, adding that such information is protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
He went on to say that “all actions that detract from our goal of educating our students” are to be condemned, and that launching a probe into the situation would allow the district to continue its core mission of educating students “with the highest level of integrity and transparency.”
Local media reports that more than 1,200 parents have signed a petition demanding Greenburg resign.
Kim Stafford, the mother of a student no longer enrolled at the district, told the Arizona Republic she was emailed a link to the original Google Drive in mid-August.
After sharing the link with other parents, she said she was contacted and told, “You need to see what’s on here.” She also said she discovered a photo of her daughter from her Facebook profile in the document.
“Naturally, my first reaction was horror that a publicly-elected official would have such records on private citizens who were the parents of the students he represents in his district,” she said.
“But then, as a parent, when I saw a non-public picture of my then-13-year-old daughter in that file, then I was angry. And that’s what prompted me to act.”