• The district plans to move forward with engaging an independent investigator to complete an independent investigation and assessment of the district’s response and management of reports of discrimination and harassment.

    The independent review will include an unbiased assessment of all allegations of harassment and discrimination and a review of policies and procedures in place to determine if efforts to address these allegations are being implemented effectively. A forum for submission of concerns will be created, and the assigned independent investigator will schedule interviews and meetings with students, employees, parents, and graduates willing to be interviewed as part of their review.

    Upon completion of the investigation, a report will be written and shared with the School Board and the community and will include explicit recommendations to address harassment and discrimination concerns and complaints moving forward. The investigator will also detail practical ways to drive greater leadership and effectiveness, to promote trust and collaboration with the community, and to emphasize the well-being of students, faculty, and staff.

    An interview for the investigator was held on April 14, 2023. An additional meeting was held with the officers of the Board on April 17, 2023. The Administration recommended and the Board hired the Levin Legal Group at its April 24, 2023, meeting. 

    Since the goup's hiring, the Administration has been compiling reports and information requested by the Independent Investigators. The Levin Legal group is also seeking information from the students, staff and the community. 

    The Lower Dauphin School District (LDSD) has engaged the Levin Legal Group, P.C., to conduct an independent investigation into allegations of harassment and discrimination based on protected categories within the LDSD schools and a review of policies and procedures utilized by LDSD to determine if efforts to address these allegations have been implemented appropriately and effectively.

    If any current or former member of the LDSD community is interested in providing information pertinent to the matters being investigated directly to the Levin Legal Group, please contact Allison Petersen, Esq., at the Levin Legal Group by June 19, 2023, through this dedicated email address, ldsd@levinlegalgroup.com, or by phone to her direct dial at 267-857-4930.


Last Modified on May 22, 2023