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AG Nessel Sends Letter to Oxford School Board Following Feedback from Community Members
April 19, 2022
LANSING - Following a community conversation last night with families from Oxford, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel sent a letter to the Oxford Board of Education requesting additional transparency and renewing her offer to perform an independent investigation of the events that transpired on November 30, 2021.
"Though there were a wide array of opinions expressed, the overwhelming concern shared by all in attendance was a deep desire to learn more about what happened. Under Michigan law, a board of education has the ultimate responsibility for school district operations. Among other things, the law gives each board the power to provide for the safety and welfare of students. This awesome authority has been placed in the hands of local boards to help ensure that the persons responsible for the critical operations of the school are also directly accountable to the communities they serve. To put it plainly, the families you serve want transparency and - as board members - you have an obligation to provide it," the letter says in part.
A copy of the letter is available on the Department of Attorney General website.
The listening session was the second of multiple forums Nessel will be holding to ensure that every concerned community member has the opportunity to share their thoughts.