An external, independent investigation initiated by the Geneva City School District regarding allegations of harassment and discrimination against superintendent Dr. Patricia Garcia has determined those allegations to be unfounded.
On September 28, 2021, the Geneva City Board of Education and Garcia agreed she would take a temporary leave from her position as superintendent. They board also ordered an independent investigation to be conducted related to allegations against her of gender discrimination and harassment under Title VII, Title IX, and the district’s Anti-Harassment Policy.
Dr. Garcia has consistently denied these allegations since they were initially leveled against her. Now, the board has informed Dr. Garcia that the investigation has concluded and allegations against her were determined to be unfounded, according to a press release from the district.
Dr. Garcia will not be returning to the position of Superintendent of the Geneva City School District.
“Although it is clear all parties care about the students of Geneva, they share different visions for the school district,” said the district in their press release. “Dr. Garcia’s commitment and dedication to the students of the Geneva City School District has been evident, and her strategic planning work will continue to support Geneva students to reach equitable academic excellence. The Geneva City School District thanks Dr. Garcia for her work on behalf of the district and community.”
Dr. Kathleen Davis, who was appointed to the position following Garcia’s leave in September, is the current acting superintendent of the Geneva City School District.
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