Tallahassee Reports has confirmed that Leon County School Board Member Alva Striplin has filed a complaint against Deerlake Assistant Principal Julie Lawson.
When contacted by TR, Striplin confirmed the complaint and said that “Ms. Lawson should conduct herself in an ethical and professional manner as outlined in LCSB policies 3210 and 1210, towards all District employees.”
Stiplin added, “This complaint was not filed without careful consideration.”
The complaint was submitted to Superintendent Rocky Hanna.
Policies 3210 and 1210 are broad policies related to the principles of conduct and ethics for district personnel.
For example, the preamble states “It is expected that employees will be of good moral character and demonstrate conduct as an employee that is at all times appropriate and consistent with the high standards that the Board and community expect.”
Ms. Striplin would not comment on the specifics of the complaint.
However, sources have told TR that the complaint involved a personal altercation between the two school officials late last year on a golf course and more recently moved into the professional realm.
Also, sources told TR they could not recall a complaint lodged by a school board member against an administrator in at least the last eight years.
TR will request a copy of the complaint from the School Board on Monday morning and will seek a comment from Superintendent Rocky Hanna and Ms. Lawson.