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REPORT: Whistleblower Lawsuit Claims Broward School Superintendent Candidate Keith Oswald Hindered Investigation Into Holocaust Denying Principal

A whistleblower lawsuit filed in December 2021 alleges a Broward School superintendent finalist tried to cover up remarks denying the Holocaust made by a Boca Raton high school principal. On Tuesday, the Broward County School Board named four finalists to replace Robert Runcie. Last year, a grand jury indicted Runcie on a perjury charge for testimony given in a school district investigation. Keith Oswald, chief of wellness and equity for Palm Beach County schools, is one of the finalists.

Apparently, Ray And Associates, a Cedar Rapids headhunting firm assisting the Broward School Board, failed to notice Robert Pinkos v. The School Board Of Palm Beach County Florida lawsuit filed on December 23, 2021.

In 2018, Latson came under fire for an email sent to a parent. In the email, Latson said, “I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event because I am not in a position to do so as a school district employee.” Latson was fired (twice) by the School Board. Last week, Latson appealed his firing to the Florida Supreme Court.

As first reported by Boca News Now, Pinkos alleges Keith Oswald and other Palm Beach School Board officials tried to stymie his investigation into Spanish River High School principal William Latson.

According to the suit, human resources investigator Robert Pinkos was limited in his ability to investigate Latson’s anti-Holocaust comment by other officials who feared Pinkos’ investigation would implicate senior school leaders. Among the claims: Deputy Superintendent Keith Oswald, Human Resources Chief Gonzalo LaCava, Professional Standards leader Vicki Evans-Pare, Instructional Superintendent Dr. Glenda Sheffield, and others attempted to cover-up or ignore the comments, then mitigate fallout by attacking Pinkos, reassigning his work location, and disciplining the investigator for workplace issues that never took place. Several senior school district officials also allegedly treated Latson like a hot potato: throwing the controversy to other administrators while claiming it wasn’t their own problem to deal with.

The whistleblower lawsuit just filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court additionally makes the stunning claim that Deputy Superintendent Keith Oswald knew about the comments for months before they became public, then looked for a loophole —suggesting that Florida permits educators to question whether the Holocaust was real.

“Mr. Oswald continued by explaining that the study of the Holocaust was a State mandate but there was also an “opt-out” provision in State Statute that not many people knew about. Mr. Oswald stated that although he knew of the Holocaust comments for several months, it was incumbent upon the South Regional Superintendent, Dr. lan Saltzman, to have notified HR of the wrongdoing.

You can read the full report here.

How did Ray and Associates and the Broward School Board miss a finalist’s role in a high-profile case in a neighboring district?

Did Oswald advise Ray and Associates and the Broward School Board about the lawsuit?

Does anyone use Google?

More to come….

Maskless Broward Teachers Union President Parties With Rapper Kodak Black On Saturday, Then Scolds Governor Ron DeSantis About Mask Mandate In Sun-Sentinel Editorial.

Anna Fusco scolds Governor DeSantis

It was a star-studded weekend for Broward Teachers Union (BTU) Anna Fusco. On Saturday, Fusco and Broward School Superintendent Vickie Cartwright partied with rapper Kodak Black and other politicos in Margate. Even though both women are staunch mask mandate supporters, neither Fusco nor Cartwright wore masks at the dedication of a recreational facility.

But the Broward hypocrisy parade didn’t stop there. On Sunday, the Sun-Sentinel published an editorial by Fusco scolding Governor Ron DeSantis over his fight against Broward Schools’ mask mandate.

Fusco wrote, “Governor DeSantis needs to pause his partisan fight against masks so that all Florida school boards can require masks for kids and educators.

Fusco declared, “It’s a simple formula: Masks+ Vaccinations= Healthier Schools!

If the formula is so simple, why did Fusco and Cartwright attend a large gathering without masks? What if the Margate event becomes a “super spreader event?”

They were mask free on Saturday. Hundreds of people attended the Margate event. Proof of vaccination was not required. Yet Cartwright and Fusco walked the red carpet to snap pics with a rapper.

Back in July, Fusco and Cartwright wore masks in Facebook video welcoming Cartwright to Broward.

Was this all for show?

Did Fusco and Cartwright get tested on Sunday?

Are Fusco and Cartwright in quarantine?

Are two of Broward’s top school officials interacting with staff, educators and kids this Monday?

How can Cartwright and Fusco continue to scold parents, students and politicians who reject their mask mandate push?

Will the Sun-Sentinel add a note to Anna Fusco’s hypocritical editorial?

Anna Fusco & Kodak Black
Broward School Superintendent Vickie Cartwright on red carpet with Kodak Black.

VIDEO: Broward School Superintendent & Broward Teachers Union President Caught Partying Without Masks At Swanky Event

Ann Fusco, left, and Vickie Cartwright are not wearing face masks at recent event.

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Chris Nelson captured Broward School Superintendent Vickie Cartwright and Broward Teachers Union President Anna Fusco partying at swanky event. Neither women wore face masks.

courtesy Chris Nelson

The event in the City of Margate featured an appearance by rapper Kodak Black. Several south Florida elected officials attended the event.

Anna Fusco