Parents demand school board president resign after discovery of secret dossier on ‘political opponent’ parents
Parents in the Scottsdale Unified School District are calling for the resignation of Governing Board President Jann-Michael Greenburg after SUSD moms discovered a Google doc full of photos and personal information on parents with grievances against the district and their minor children.
“I am calling for the immediate resignation of our board president Jann-Michael Greenburg. We cannot allow anyone in a leadership position to secretly compile personal documents and information on moms and dads who have dared speak out publicly or on social media about their grievances with the district,” said Amy Carney, a mom of six.
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The owner of the Google doc is listed as “Mark Greenburg,” Jann-Michael’s father and roommate. The two men share a computer, records from an August 17 board meeting show, per Jann-Michael’s own admission. This makes it nearly impossible to identify if one or both are responsible for the creation of the dossier, district parents said.
The document allegedly contains personal information on select parents in the district, license plate numbers, and photographs of their minor children. Forty-seven people are reportedly profiled, including district parents, parents of neighboring districts, popular conservative radio show host James T. Harris, and children.
“These allegations are deeply troubling, especially as concerns the photography of a minor child without parental consent and the taking down of license plate numbers of parents who Mr. Greenberg supposedly perceived as political opponents,” Attorney Alexander Kolodin said.
“Mr. Greenberg is an elected member of the school board. If such a photograph was taken with his express or tacit consent, he would potentially be liable for violations of Arizona’s Parents’ Bill of Rights, which recognizes a parent’s ‘fundamental’ right to consent before the government makes a video or voice recording of the minor child,” he continued.
“We request President Greenburg’s resignation from the Governing Board effective immediately for this and other recent embarrassments to our district,” said Carney, who is running for a seat on the Scottsdale Governing Board in November 2022.
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Further concerns include Mark Greenburg’s behavior when collecting information for the dossier. Reports allege that he wore motorcycle gear and a helmet that kept his face hidden.
“Both Arizona and the federal government have laws prohibiting both intimidation generally and voter intimidation in particular such as ARS Titles 13 and 16, the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, the Civil Rights Act of 1957, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965,” Kolodin said.
“If these allegations are true, Mr. Greenberg and his father might be liable for violating one or more of these laws – though it is difficult to say from the limited facts that have been reported and they must, of course, be presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty,” he continued.
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SUSD sent an email to parents Wednesday evening, informing them that their personal and educational data, and that of their families, is safe.