On Wednesday March 25th at about 7:45 PM I received the call.
A whistle-blower I did not know called me at home and we spoke for more than an hour.
Then, this same whistle-blower sent me reams of documents detailing serious, startling allegations via multiple emails. I stayed up late in the evening and early into the next morning reading it all-and I was deeply troubled, very concerned over the allegations in the documents.
Because I knew the allegations were incendiary, I posted this blog entry at 6:27 AM that Thursday morning, not naming the school and not going into any specifics—but stating there was potentially a huge problem, about which the board did not know. This was all happening right on the heels of the recent debacle over the PATS program, after all....
I did indicate in that very first blog post that this was going to be an explosive issue and that I was going to try and get answers as fast as I could. I was angry for a number of reasons, but I knew I had to forward these allegations, emails, and all documents IMMEDIATELY to School Board Attorney
Donna Waters and Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas, which I did early the following
morning, on Thursday, March 26th. This is the email, below, I sent that morning. This email is a part of the raft of records released yesterday to the press and others under the Public Records Law.