Duval Schools Redeploys Professional Standards Supervisor Amid Reported Misconduct Investigation

jacksonville, florida – Duval County Public Schools announced Wednesday the relocation of Reginald Johnson, who had served as the district’s superintendent. professional standards.

“Our Professional Standards Office supervisor, Reginald Johnson, has been reassigned pending a review of Professional Standards,” the district memo said. As with any investigation, the presumption of innocence applies.”

Move in 1 day The state board of education sent a letter He threatened DCPS superintendent Dr. Diana Greene to cut her salary. The office claimed Green failed to timely report 50 cases to the state’s Office of Professional Services going back several years.

Florida Board of Education Commissioner Manny Diaz wrote, “It is completely unacceptable that the DCPS has failed to report these incidents in a timely manner as required by Florida law,” and that the conduct was “unacceptable to students.” It puts health, safety and well-being at risk,” he added.

Green answered Wednesday She said she was surprised and angry to learn that the district had 50 case files that had just been sent to the state.

Details about what these 50 incidents entail are still unknown, but we’re trying to track them down.

According to the school board’s website, the process of reporting employee misconduct goes to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, a fancy name for Professional Standards that oversees employee behavior. It’s a position.

On the school board website, this is how complaints work.

Once a complaint is submitted, it will be reviewed to determine whether the matter will be handled at the school level or by a district staffed by the school board.

They are reviewed by the Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources, and finally the Superintendent and submitted to the school board.

A lot of the time it doesn’t seem to happen. That’s why Green responded in her statement. Some of them are:

“We were surprised and outraged to learn that our Office of Professional Standards apparently had a file of 50 delinquency cases, which had recently been sent to the State Professional Practices Office. …Late reporting. I fully agree with the Commissioner that this is unacceptable.”

News4JAX crime and safety analyst Reyksha Barton said he was also surprised by the lack of action and the number of complaints not sent to the state. I’m the police chief. We wanted to talk to him on camera, but the district spokesperson wouldn’t allow it.

School Board members called for a meeting on Friday at 2:00 p.m. on the topic “Board Concerns Due to Recent Events and Mandatory Reporting Requirements at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts.”

These “recent events” at DA began with the arrest of longtime music teacher Jeffrey Clayton. Clayton has been charged with multiple charges of indecent conduct with a student and other charges. This led to an ongoing investigation and additionally three of his teachers were evicted from his DA classroom.

Prosecutors are working to interview more than 140 former and current students as part of the investigation.

According to the school district’s website, the Office of Professional Standards maintains the district’s disciplinary record, provides guidance to management on employee misconduct, and investigates all employee misconduct issues submitted to the school board. , serves as the point of contact for the Florida Division. Maintain contact with the Florida Department of Education, the Florida Department of Children and Family Services, various law enforcement agencies, Duval Teachers United, the Office of General Counsel, the State Attorney’s Office, and other agencies as appropriate.

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