More than 600 parents in Scottsdale are calling for the resignation of the president of the school board. The school board president kept a dossier of 47 parents who spoke out against his policies at school board meetings. The dossier included Social Security numbers, background checks, and trade certificates, along with screenshots from Facebook posts.
Mother Amy Carney said that she would call it retaliation, adding that the target parents appear to be anyone who has publicly or online expressed concern about the district. Carney went on to say how 650 parents signed a petition requesting that Jann-Michael Greenburg, President of the SUSD Governing board, should resign following the dossier scandal.
The extensive research-style dossier of parents who spoke up at school board meetings included issues ranging from COVID-19 restrictions to critical race theory. The Google Drive shows four people associated with the account: Mark Greenburg (the president’s father); Jann-Michael Greenburg (the owner); Zachary Lindsay, a member of SUSD’s governing board; and an unidentifed Scottsdale woman.
Jann-Michael Greenburg stated that he denied having any involvement in any of this. Lindsay denied any knowledge or involvement about the drive and said that the email address was his personal one, which currently has 160,000 unread emails.
Greenburg denied that the site’s active link was private after families discovered that it had been removed in the morning on November 9th. Greenburg’s Facebook page and website disappeared.
18 folders are marked CAN Network in the dossier. This refers to the Community Advocacy Network which was formed last year by parents advocating for in-person education and against mask mandates. It describes parents as “wackos”.
Also included in the dossier are videos of a man taking photos of children and parents just hours before school board meetings. The man in the video says that he has a private investigator who is writing down their plates. “They don’t know it’s me… I covered up the license plate.”
Parents also highlighted a video taken from the dossier where a speaker said that he wants Edmond to die. He said he would be so happy and have an entire party,” referring to one of Greenburg’s vocal parents who has been sued for defamation. The petition, however, states that there is no legal reason for these background checks or private information to be shared by Mr. Greenburg.
Amanda Wray, the administrator of the CAN Facebook Group, claimed that Greenburg was involved in cyberstalking. A violation in the Arizona Revised Statutes can result in a thousand dollar fine and a one-year sentence.
Arizona House Rep. Joseph Chaplik also demanded Greenburg’s resignation. He emphasized how Jann-Michael Greenburg should resign as the school board president and that his cyber-stalking and enemies’ list should be enough to make his board colleagues resign. He said he expects them all to support him in this call.
Mother Shiry Shapir also demanded his resignation, adding that they are not on the same side as us. She even mentioned one of the hot-mic situations where Greenburg said twice, “Jesus F—ing Christ, You People” during parents’ public comments.
Shapir said that Greenburg realizes his time is over and predicted a criminal investigation. ” Shapir observed the dossier and joked that “And we’re domestic terrorists?”