The Pittsburgh Public Schools Board will meet for the first time today about alleged discrepancies on the new superintendent’s resume.Specifically, plagiarism will be at the heart of the discussion. Allegations of plagiarism and inaccuracies came to light earlier this weekregarding Dr. Anthony Hamlet’s resume. He has since acknowledged that at least one item on his resume was an error.
School District Solicitor Ira Weiss called today’s meeting to be able to talk to all of the board members.
Some members said they still support Hamlet. But, at least one told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that if Hamlet did plagiarize parts of his resume, they would not support him and would push for a new search.
However, changing gears on his hiring might not be easy for the board.
Superintendent Dr. Linda Lane’s last day is going to be at the end of the month. It’s also the same day that Hamlet’s resignation from his current job in Florida will take effect.
Should the board go in a different direction, it’s unclear what legal action Hamlet would be able to take.
The meeting is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at the school board’s office in Oakland.