DOCUMENTS: Transcript of Sandy Gehrke's Investigation Interview

Did Sandy Gehrke tell the truth when she denied knowledge of the district's comparability study on wages? Read the transcript, read Gehrke's rebuttal document, view the meeting video and decide for yourself.

On Monday, July 9, Board of Education Attorney Mick Waldspurger interviewed Board Member Sandy Gehrke as part of an investigation, which on July 10, .

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 , 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 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.


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MrsPeel August 27, 2012 at 12:29 AM
So perhaps only the 60 year old ideologies of the John Birch Society are the only ones that are valid? When the whiff of "communist" wafts through comments, the Birchers can't be far away.
MrsPeel August 27, 2012 at 12:54 AM
What rubbish, that Sandy Gerhke is "fighting for the United States of America". Hyperbole, anyone?
MrsPeel August 27, 2012 at 03:15 AM
The movie was based on the book by Dinesh D'Sousa, hardly a person with no ideology. D'Sousa is well-known Right-Winger with connects to several right-wing think tanks. He is hardly without ideology any more than Michael Moore is. This "documentary" was funded by a group of known Right-wingers, headed up by Joe Ricketts a know Obama hater. This movie portrays a view of the future, from the view of D'Souza, but to refer to it as "independent" and "not affiliated with any party" is totallly disingenuous. It portrays the Right-wing point of view; let's be honest about that. Are you ashamed to admit it? What's wrong with calling it what it is; a "hatchet job" on President Obama.
Hudsoner August 27, 2012 at 12:15 PM
It just happens that we have friends living in this school district, and they are not that impressed with the outcome.. The NC school system (like most school systems in southern states) are not really that highly regarded by people in the filed of K-12 education, and an improvement in such a system seems to be dramatic. The school systems of Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin are traditionally the ones with the best outcomes, and it would take much more to see any similar changes in these schools. It is a fact that classroom teaching can not be surpassed outcome wise, and the outcome is higher if the student/teacher ratio is low. This means, more classroom space and more teachers. No digital media can change this, it just can help!
Hudsoner August 27, 2012 at 12:18 PM
I thought this discussion was about the Hudson school board and Sandy Gehrke?


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