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Pasco's "hatchet man" to be fired



384842.jpgAn investigator for the Pasco County school district's Employee Relations department is about to lose his job amid concerns that his private activities have damaged his credibility in his public role. Read the full story here.

Bryan Jack was arrested Aug. 6 on charges of domestic battery and simple assault against his wife. That was the proverbial straw on the camel's back.

"Unfortunately, this is not the first time that matters related to your personal life have impacted your professional obligations and created a disruption for the district," superintendent Heather Fiorentino wrote in a letter telling Jack she would recommend his dismissal (attached below).

She cited other examples, including a relationship with a married Mitchell High assistant principal (now his wife), and said that his actions in violation of district and state ethics rules "have compromised your ability to serve your department and the district."

The matter comes to the School Board for a vote on Sept. 6. Jack has been on unpaid suspension since Aug. 16. He declined to comment when reached by phone.

[Last modified: Thursday, August 25, 2011 12:36pm]


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