After reviewing the results of an investigation conducted by an independent third-party law firm, the Austin School Board moved unanimously at a special meeting Wednesday evening to terminate former Organizational Development and Administrative Services Executive Director John Alberts effective May 31st.
In a written statement, Board Chairperson Kathy Green stated, “the school board has a zero-tolerance policy against sexual harassment. The school board is firmly committed to providing a safe and respectful environment for our staff.”
Austin Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joey Page said in a written statement that the district is taking proactive steps to prevent harassment in the workplace. Dr. Page stated that the district has engaged the services of a consultant with extensive expertise in workplace harassment prevention, and he added that the consultant will provide a comprehensive training program with a focus on fostering a culture of respect.