Petition calls for declaration of no confidence in Suffield superintendent amid police investigation

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A petition has been circulating online calling for a declaration of no confidence in Suffield Superintendent Karen Berasi.

The petition comes amid a police investigation regarding allegations that Berasi and other school administrators failed to report suspected child abuse or neglect.

On May 22nd, police were notified of the allegation which had been reported to DCF and involved members of the town’s public school district.

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In the complaint, several school administrators and senior leaders were alleged to have failed to report an act of suspected child abuse or neglect to DCF.

The petition requests that Berasi’s contract with the Town of Suffield be terminated.

The Suffield Board of Education and the Suffield Public School District are fully cooperating with the investigation.

In response to the allegations, on Wednesday, Berasi released the following statement, “There is a mandated reporter investigation occurring. We are cooperating fully and providing any information requested. I’m absolutely confident that when this investigation is completed it will verify that there was no wrongdoing of any sort. In fact, I think it will verify that the Suffield Public Schools takes the safety and wellbeing of all students very seriously.”

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