Austin Public Schools employee terminated after sexual harassment investigation
AUSTIN, Minn. (KTTC) – After an investigation into an Austin Public Schools employee, the district has decided to terminate him.
According to a message from Austin Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joey Page, an investigation was conducted by an independent third-party law firm into John Alberts for a sexual harassment complaint.
Alberts was the Executive Director of Organizational Development and Administrative Services for the district.
In a meeting on Wednesday night, the school board decided to terminate him effective immediately.
“The school board has a zero-tolerance policy against sexual harassment. The school board is firmly committed to providing a safe and respectful environment for our staff.”
Austin Public Schools said it is taking proactive steps to prevent harassment in the workplace.
The school district has engaged the services of a consultant with extensive expertise in workplace harassment prevention. The consultant will provide a comprehensive training program with a focus on fostering a culture of respect.
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