An Arizona school district announced on Friday it is hiring an independent forensic investigator to look into allegations that the district’s president had a so-called “private dossier” containing the personal information of parents who expressed opposition to school mask mandates and other policies.
Scott Menzel, the district’s superintendent, said in a letter to parents that investigators will work to determine if any school resources were used to “compile, access or modify” a Google Drive that officials suspect was created by Mark Greenburg, the father of Scottsdale Unified School District President Michael Greenburg, according to AZFamily .
Mark and Michael Greenburg share a home and a computer, making it unclear who actually uploaded the documents to the drive, the Independent previously reported. The files were all uploaded by an anonymous user with the name “Sach mat,” which translates from Czech to “checkmate.”
The drive , which the Washington Examiner reviewed, contained numerous financial records from several of the parents who had expressed opposition to school mask mandates and critical race theory. These records include mortgage statements, bankruptcy filings, divorce filings, portions of Social Security numbers, addresses, and phone numbers. Subfolders of the drive include labels such as “ANTI MASK LUNATICS” and “SUSD WACKOS.”
Amy Carney, one of the parents featured prominently in the drive’s contents, called on Greenburg to resign from his position. Carney is a 2022 candidate for the Scottsdale school board.
“We cannot allow anyone in a leadership position to secretly compile personal documents and information on moms and dads who have dared speak out publicly or on social media about their grievances with the district,” Carney said.
A special meeting of the SUSD Governing Board has been announced for Monday at 6 p.m.