Tay Anderson will step away from Denver Public Schools board duties during sexual misconduct investigation

Tay Anderson will step away from Denver Public Schools board duties during sexual misconduct investigation

DPS School Board Director, Tay Anderson speaks during the announcement of the Know Justice, Know Peace resolution which will provide more comprehensive education around Black history in the district’s curriculum at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College in Denver, CO, September 18, 2020. (Kevin Mohatt, Special to The Colorado Sun) This story was originally published by Chalkbeat Colorado. More at chalkbeat.org . Tay Anderson says he will step away from his Denver school board duties until the completion of an independent investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against him. “These unsubstantiated false allegations have caused a great deal of trauma to our entire district, and our students deserve better,” he wrote on Twitter on Sunday. “These false claims have put my family and I in harm’s way, and now as a father and son, I must protect those I love first, therefore I will be stepping back from everyday board functions until the completion of the independent investigation.” Anderson announced his decision two days after the school board announced it was aware of new allegations against him. Anderson is under investigation by an outside firm hired by Denver Public Schools. The district launched the investigation after the civil rights group Black Lives Matter 5280 said in March that a woman came to them to report that Anderson had sexually assaulted her . Separate from that accusation, former members of anti-gun violence group Never Again Colorado said that Anderson engaged in inappropriate behavior when he was the group’s president […]

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