News over the weekend caused Milford Superintendent Harvey Polansky to become overwhelmed with shock and awe. Polanski retained the services of Fred Dorsey, an attorney from Hartford who spoke on his behalf.
Dorsey claims that the two principals in question have made baseless accusations, that there is no merit to their remarks but stopped short of calling them outright liars. Polanski, instead expects that he will be vindicated and looks forward to coming back to work so he can finish what he started as superintendent.
The Republican dominated board of education will decide Mr. Polanski's fate along with an independent investigation. The new board will be led by Dr. Mark Stapleton (R), who in the past thought the disciplinary actions of the board, regarding the previous Superintendent Firn, were harsh and unwarranted.
Meanwhile the costs to the city regarding this fiasco are dramatically escalating as all sides are hiring lawyers in addition to private investigators. The school district is also paying Polanski to stay home.
The two Principals, who still wish to remain un-named said that they know the scope and severity of their accusations, that these accusations are not something they took lightly. One of the principals broke down and cried shortly after an advance by Polanski. She said she sought advice from a friend, and felt that the best way to deal with the situation was to file a complaint to make it stop.
Polanski's response was in no way a surprise to the two principals, but both assured my sources that they are not "liars," and there was no "mis-understandings" like Polanski is claiming. One of the two principals is considering finding new employment should Polanski return to work.
One thing that all involved agree on is that our schools should remain a healthy and safe place to work outside the pressures of unwanted advances, embraces, or inappropriate touching by any employee especially the boss.
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