A Palm Beach County School District investigation into allegations of problems at South Olive Elementary depicts a school torn apart because of a principal’s very public fight with a school board member.
But while the report states that the actions of Principal Hank Smith “damaged the environment of the school,” district police found little other evidence to support allegations about Smith’s governance of the A-rated school. For example, the district investigated allegations that Smith inappropriately accepted out-of-boundary gifted students to his school and held a fourth-grade assembly on “sex and sexual positions.”
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