Clarkston Schools Accepts Report on Rod Rock’s Relationship…

Clarkston Schools Accepts Report on Rod Rock’s Relationship with Former Student

(Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 14, 2018)

Clarkston, MI – Clarkston Community Schools released findings from law firm Dickinson Wright that looked into former Superintendent Rod Rock’s relationship and history in the district to see if any wrongdoing had taken place that the district was aware of.

Rock resigned Jan. 11, revealing that he had a relationship with a young lady who had been a former student in the district.

The findings concluded that “the District was not in possession of any information suggesting a relationship between the former Superintendent and former student.”

Their report went on to state that:

“Our analysis of all relevant information corroborates the former Superintendent’s self-disclosure of a brief relationship with a former District student after she graduated. We did not uncover any information that suggests the relationship began when this individual was a student.

Accordingly, we also conclude that:

-the Superintendent’s resignation was voluntary and was not a result of a violation of any

law or District policy;

-the conduct that prompted the Superintendent’s decision to resign was an isolated

incident;

-the conduct that prompted the Superintendent’s decision to resign at no time

compromised student safety.

Finally, Dickinson Wright has not been provided with any information that suggests the former Superintendent has had a romantic relationship with any other current or former District students.”

Attorneys conducted interviews with “individuals involved, as well as those who may have knowledge that might be important to the investigation (including current and former District employees.”  They also reviewed over 233,300 documents dating back to 2010.

Interim Superintendent released the report and a statement saying “we are confident that the investigation conducted by Dickinson Wright was thorough and conclusive. We are satisfied that the results of the investigation confirm our initial understanding that the relationship brought forward by former Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock developed only after the former student graduated from Clarkston High School, and was an isolated incident. As a Board, our focus now turns to our superintendent search, and we look forward to devoting significant time and consideration into identifying the best possible candidate to lead our district going forward.”

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