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First Selectman

Posted on: August 22, 2023

Investigation finds no evidence of discrimination in GPS hiring practices

An independent investigation into the hiring practices at Greenwich Public Schools has concluded and the final report has determined there is no evidence of systematic discrimination on the basis of age, religion, or political affiliation by the GPS during the period of 2017 to 2022.

The investigation was conducted by Day Pitney LLP. Day Pitney attorneys Stanley A. Twardy Jr., Jennifer M. Palmer, and Taylor E. Anderson worked with consultants from Charles River Associates. Day Pitney investigated the hiring practices of GPS from 2017 to 2022 and Charles River Associates analyzed the hiring data during that time.

“The long-awaited independent report that I authorized is now out and I want to thank Stan Twardy and his team for their work on this issue,” First Selectman Fred Camillo said. “It was an effort undertaken with the intent of finding out whether or not the incident in question was isolated or representative of a more systematic problem. I, like so many others, am relieved to see the findings did not uncover any widespread bias. The people of Greenwich deserve to know that their school system, like all other parts of Town government, is fair, impartial, and effective in its missions. Let us move forward with this lesson in mind so that we may never have to request another investigation like this again in the future.”

The Town hired Day Pitney LLP in December 2022 after a video was posted online by Project Veritas on Aug. 30, 2022. The video featured former Assistant Principal Jeremy Boland suggesting that he had engaged in discriminatory hiring practices while employed by GPS.

Mr. Boland subsequently resigned from his position with GPS.

The investigation determined that no one person could ever act alone to hire a new teacher or administrator for GPS and that there was no evidence of systematic discrimination such as the video alleged.

The scope of the investigation was exclusively on the hiring of teachers and administrators by the GPS to determine if there was any hiring discrimination on the basis of age, religion or political affiliation. Day Pitney reviewed GPS hiring practices and interviewed more than 40 teachers and administrators. Additionally, Charles River Associates analyzed a database for 11,231 applicants covering 732 hiring events between 2017 and 2022.


Read the press release and full Report to the Town of Greenwich here. 



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