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Access Riverside-Brookfield High School District 208 Board of Education March 9, 2010

Why before the BoE in closed session? • • • • •

Thanks for having us Start with what we agree on and know Move to what we’ve learned Share information provided to us Summarize – minimize potential embarrassment for RB and others

Schools Must Be Vigilant • • • • • • •

Life safety – top priority Upholding values Protecting children, staff and visitors Using technology Institution-wide protection mandate Procedures, protocols, training and evaluation Iterative and ongoing

Access • • • • • •

Janitor Teacher Controller Nurse Dean Coach

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Locks the doors Keeps records private Puts cash in the bank Medical records Student records Mentor the athletes

Access to Students Laws designed to protect kids • Restrict access • Records protected • Background checks • Media release • Military release • Medical release

Who’s after our kids • Media • Marketers • Military • Drugs dealers • Gangs • Sexual predators

Superintendent Jack Baldermann

Assistant Principal Tim Scanlon

Coach Duffy

Protocol in Extra-Curricular

Coach Duffy – January 21, 2009

Coach Duffy – February 7, 2009

Duffy not a Coach? BoE March 10, 2009

Subject Arrest 30 June 2008 Chicago Police Department (For alleged sale in North Riverside)

Possession with intent to deliver

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Prior Arrest 19 January 2007 Broadview Police Department

Possession of cannabis Possession of drug paraphernalia

Other Prior Arrests

Criminal destruction of property by fire Criminal trespass to land DUI – alcohol Older multiple arrests

“no guilt” • Dismissed or not guilty is not a finding of innocence • School’s policy is to investigate volunteers and certified staff • Board determines standards • Kids are important. Assets are too. It is critical that only people of character are allowed access

Board • Convicted felon service on RB Board with current member • Background checks as provided by law and policy • Marciniak investigation…no report • August grievance…no report • Named Duffy to Student/Athletic Code Committee

“permanent corrective action” “Otto is under Tim’s control”

Not guilty verdict for indicted coach RBHS officials say they were unaware of drug charge


• Had he known of the drug charge, Scanlon said, "that would have stopped it right there.“ • Scanlon added that he would send out a memo to staff that anyone wishing to be considered as a volunteer in any capacity needs to follow the same procedure for coaches or teachers. That procedure includes background checks.

Access - January 23, 2010

“Otto is under Tim’s control” Access – February 12, 2010

" would have stopped it right there.“ Access – February 13, 2010

“permanent corrective action” Access – February 13, 2010



Process for ACCESS