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Unified Police investigate Jordan Valley principal

Published October 21, 2013 2:24 pm

District says it completed its own inquiry and found no wrongdoing.
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The Unified Police Department is investigating the principal of a school for special-needs children.

UPD Lt. Justin Hoyal confirmed that officers are looking into a report that the principal of Jordan Valley School in Midvale made inappropriate comments, though he could not expand further. Jordan Valley is part of the Canyons School District.

However, district spokesman Jeff Haney said that the administration conducted its own investigation of those allegations when they surfaced two months ago and found no evidence of wrongdoing.

The allegations stemmed from private meetings about individualized education plans — discussions about how best to educate children based on their disabilities. Haney could not comment on the nature of the allegations, since those meetings are confidential.

The principal was placed on leave during the district's investigation, which lasted from Aug. 16 to Aug. 27,and was reinstated when administrators could find no evidence to substantiate the claims, Haney said. The district had even reached out to teachers and parents to bring any evidence forward during the district's investigation, Haney added.

The Salt Lake Tribune will update this story as more information is available.

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