NYS Comptroller: Some Oswego High School bullying complaints not reported

OSWEGO (WSYR-TV) - Oswego High School may not have properly reported some cases of harassment or bullying for at least two years, according to the New York State Comptroller's Office. 

Auditors visited schools across the state to review compliance with the Dignity For All Students Act (DASA). 

They noticed the school hadn't filed any reports for the 2013-2014 or 2014-2015 school years. 

But, when the comptroller's team arrived in Oswego, they say the school had a binder of complaint forms for DASA during that time. 

Auditors were told the complaints were unfounded, but after reviewing several forms they determined five complaints did meet criteria for reporting, according to a spokesperson for the Comptroller's Office. 

Another 20 complaints didn't have enough documentation to determine if they should have been reported. 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Dean Goewey has not answered a request for an explanation to NewsChannel 9.

Click here to see more of the NYS Comptroller's review of DASA's implementation.

More Stories

Don't Miss

Trending Stories

Latest News

Video Center