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Curtis Middle School Administrator Put on Leave Pending Investigation

Peter Färdig has been put on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into 'certain allegations.'

The following is an email sent to Curtis Middle School parents from Superintendent Anne Wilson:

I am writing to inform you that Mr. Fardig, 8th Grade House Administrator, has been placed on paid administrative leave beginning today, October 11, 2012, pending an investigation into certain allegations. Please understand that state law prevents me from commenting further at this time due to the ongoing investigation of this personnel matter, but we can assure you that these allegations do not involve any threatened harm to students. Because the investigation is ongoing, we have made no final determination as to the merits of the allegations.

As always, the education, safety and well-being of students is our top priority and we will provide temporary administrative assistance for the school as needed. If you are the parent of an eighth grader, please contact Mr. Lambert with any questions or concerns regarding your student.

Respectfully,

Anne S. Wilson

No Name October 16, 2012 at 10:55 PM
So true, Joanne. It's more her handling of the issues than of the issues themselves. There is no discretion or care for a person's career. Boggles my mind that the school committee continues to stand behind her.
No Name October 16, 2012 at 11:16 PM
May be true,TRU! But when you're a member of this community, and people you know have been directly affected by this woman, then it becomes a matter close to the heart.
Ariel October 23, 2012 at 06:36 PM
As a parent who worked closely with Peter Fardig for a year regarding a student having significant difficulties I can say that he is thoughtful, patient, and professional. He worked tirelessly to improve a program for students with behavioral issues that had been poorly run and poorly staffed. He put the needs of the students above all else and It is almost impossible for me to believe that he would do anything to put a student at risk in any way. He was one of the most dedicated and talented people at the school and it is a loss to the district at a time when they need the best and the brightest.
Patch Reader October 23, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Obviously, there has to be yet another lawsuit headed for Sudbury. You know things are bad when as a resident, you can't help but root for the people suing the town. At this rate, there will be enough angry former SPS employees to launch a class action suit against Wilson/SPS Committee.
joanne October 23, 2012 at 10:46 PM
I agree Ariel- Peter Fardig was a fantastic administrator- Sudbury has lost yet another talented educator- Thank you Anne Wilson! We should all prepare ourselves for an override, SPSC will need one to pay for legal bills and settlements

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