Greenwich Wraps up Investigation of School Discrimination Claims, No End in Sight for Tong Investigation


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GREENWICH – With no clear end to the Attorney General’s own investigation into claims of discriminatory hiring practices in Greenwich Public Schools captured in a hidden-camera video at the end of last summer, the town told CT Examiner that it plans to publish the findings of its own investigation in August.

On a Wednesday phone call with CT Examiner, First Selectman Fred Camillo said the town would most likely release its findings this August – a year after a self-described journalism nonprofit, Project Veritas, released a hidden-camera video of then-Cos Cob School Assistant Principal Jeremy Boland claiming to have discriminated against Catholics, conservatives and older hires.

Camillo said the town investigation – which began in Oct. 2022 after hiring former U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut Stan Twardy – is set to wrap up in the coming months, and the town will present the findings to the community once complete.

“We spent money on it and want the public to know what it is they found, how they did it and if there’s anything there,” Camillo said.

Twardy confirmed the upcoming release to CT Examiner on Wednesday, explaining that the town hopes to have the report out before the start of the school year.

The results of two other investigations, by the Board of Education and by Attorney General William Tong, have not been released to the public. Those investigations were announced in the public furor shortly after the video’s release. 

Camillo said the town report would stand on its own.

“Ours is separate. I don’t know how they did theirs, what the scope was,” Camillo said. “But we know what we were looking for.”

Asked by CT Examiner for an update on the school board investigation, Greenwich Public Schools spokesman Jonathan Supranowitz said the district would not comment until all of the investigations have finished.

In April, the school board told CT Examiner that the board had finished its own investigation last October, but would only release it findings after Tong published his own. In an email on Monday to CT Examiner, Elizabeth Benton, a spokesperson for the Attorney General’s Office, said their investigation remains “open and active.”

Asked if she knew when the Tong’s investigation would close, Benton said she could not comment any further.