No Special Investigation: Board Votes Against Looking into Leaks
City Times Staff
The Stevens Point School Board meeting on Monday returned to the 6- hour mark, voting against sponsoring a special investigation into alleged information leaks from closed- session meetings.
In a closed-session discussion which lasted until just before midnight, the board discussed possibly hiring a special investigator to look into alleged leaks of confidential information, which is a violation of state law.
Board Member Kim Shirek moved to hire an outside investigator to study the alleged leaks.
“I am making a motion to hire a third party investigator to determine who is releasing privileged information from a board member,” Shirek said.
Fellow members Lisa Totten, Alex Kochanowski and Jeff Presley agreed with Shirek, but the motion failed to capture a majority vote, returning the board to a 5-4 split.
Board President Angel Faxon wasn’t able to give many details on the alleged leaks, saying the issue had all been discussed during closed session.
“There have been many instances where information has been leaked,” Faxon said, though she added board members gave no explanation why they voted they way they did, and board members could conduct an investigation privately if they wanted.
Faxon did not comment on the nature of the alleged leaks.