On Monday, July 9, Hudson School District Board of Education Attorney Mick Waldspurger interviewed Board Member Sandy Gehrke as part of an investigation, which on July 10, found that Gehrke engaged in improper conversations with a district employee.
This post contains a transcript of Waldspurger's investigation interview and a rebuttal document from Gehrke. Portions of the transcript were redacted by the Hudson School District to protect the identities of district employees discussed. Gehrke's request to obtain the full interview audio recording was rejected, as was her request to publicly dispute the findings during the Aug. 14 board meeting.
Did Gehrke Tell the Truth About the Wage Study?
One of multiple findings Waldspurger made on July 10, was that Gerhke falsely stated to the employee that she was not aware that the district was completing a comparability study on wages.
In her rebuttal, Gehrke states, "The transcript contains numerous false and incorrect accusations made by the alleged complainant and repeated by Mr. Waldspurger."
Gehrke denies lying to the employee about a district salary comparability study because she had no knowledge of such a study at the time of the conversation — a point she made again during the Aug. 14 board meeting when the study was presented.
"I did not lie to him. He was so focused on destroying my reputation he ignored the truth of my denial," Gehrke wrote in the transcript rebuttal. "His dismissive and indifferent attitude towards my responses to his questions is a true indicator of his intent."
Read the transcript, read Gehrke's rebuttal and watch the meeting video. Tell us what you think in the comments.