Investigating Historical Employee Sexual Misconduct
In keeping with established practices among independent schools, in 2017 the School began to investigate historical employee sexual misconduct. Specifically, these investigations are primarily focused on incidents that went unreported at the time they occurred, or incidents in which the School’s contemporary response was deficient. All such investigations are conducted by outside investigators. School employees do not communicate with the outside investigators, except to fully and forthrightly answer their questions regarding allegations and to comply with requests to provide relevant records, such as personnel files.
Reporting Findings and Supporting Survivors
The School has distributed three letters since then to all alumni and current and former employees for whom we have physical mailing addresses, families of all current students, and upper division students. These letters, summarizing the findings of those investigations, are now archived here. The School provides summaries of investigators’ findings, rather than the investigators’ reports, in order to protect the privacy of survivors, witnesses, and other innocent people that these documents either name or make identifiable. We do not assume that the reports we have received thus far represent the totality of historical employee misconduct that went initially unreported or in which the School’s contemporary response was deficient. We will continue to do what we can to build our community’s confidence in the School’s process for investigating allegations as they arise. We will continue to share the findings of our investigations in a timely and transparent manner, posting any new letters here and notifying our community by email when we do so. We are committed to acknowledging and supporting survivors of historical employee misconduct. We ask for your patience and trust as we move forward.
Historical Investigation Letters