Dan Neddo is questioned

Dan Neddo answers questions from PiSA’s attorney Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Kuna Community Hall.

Close to 30 allegations ranging from inappropriate conduct to not fulfilling job duties have been brought up against a Kuna charter school administrator. Dan Neddo, who was put on administrative leave for a second time in December, addressed those allegations Thursday, Feb. 7, in a hearing.

Neddo was serving as the director of education for Project Impact STEM Academy, which opened about five months ago in September. Now, the charter school’s board of directors is claiming Neddo violated numerous school policies, breaching his contract, which is grounds for termination.

These policies Neddo allegedly violated include:

n Maintaining student, employee and volunteer records

n Developing and implementing curriculum

n Misusing school funds

n Evaluating employees

n Visitor check-in/out at the school

n Professionalism

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n Falsifying his qualifications

Neddo testified in the hearing he did not, at least intentionally, violate any policies in the allegations brought against him. He also said he “did his very best” in his administrative role.

The hearing spanned two days and lasted about 19 hours. The following testified to support Neddo:

n Several current teachers at PiSA

n The principal of Columbia High School, where Neddo worked before PiSA

n PiSA’s former director of operations

n Two former PiSA board directors

Now the hearing officer who heard all the testimony has to review the testimony, then will provide a decision at a to-be-determined date.

More coverage of the hearing and what will happen next are planned for a future edition of Kuna Melba News.

Alx Stevens is the reporter for Kuna Melba News. Contact her at 208-922-3008 or editor@kunamelba.com.

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