The Springfield school board has accepted the resignations of two employees -- including Technology Director Sue Ruff -- and has approved a motion formally apologizing for the unauthorized release of student test scores from the Capital College Preparatory Academy.
But some board members are still raising questions about the leak, despite a police report indicating that no crime had taken place. Bill Looby said a member of a citizens budget committee did not have approval to obtain those numbers, contrary to the findings of the Springfield police investigation. That committee member told police he was providing school board members with information. Looby asked if any board members would acknowledge that they had been working with that committee member, but none would do so.
The two employees were among three named in the police report as violating district policy by accessing the data outside of normal procedures, or by trying to cover up that fact. The fate of the third employee will be decided at the next school board meeting in May.