According to today’s Sun “Greater Lowell Technical High School’s Human Resource Department and the school’s attorneys are following up on the superintendent’s statement at a public meeting earlier this month that she feels as though she’s being harassed by a School Committee member.’
School Committee member Erik Gitschier who is the member in question
said he has made two requests to Chairman Victor Olson requesting an independent, third party to investigate the matter.
In order to be fair to all involved a third party from the outside needs to be brought in to address these charges. The Supt. has a close working relationship with the Schools Lawyers and the Human Resource Dept. works for the Superintendent.
while they might be totally unbiased the fact that any sort of bias can be attached to them, makes it appear unfair to Erik Gitschier. These are far to serious charges to allow any potential appearance of bias or favoritism.
Erik Gitschier’s political and to a great degree his professional life is at risk. He works for a Municipality, if he is found guilty of harassment and/or gender bias it could effect his job in a negative way.
The Chairman owes him and all members an independent outside the building investigation into these charges.
I’ve attached the Lowell Sun Story By Sarah Favot (a great feature of the e-edition of the Sun) for your review.