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Resident starts online petition to enforce anti-nepotism policy at Novi's schools
May 9, 2017


NOVI, MI - A petition has been posted online at change.org entitled "Stop Nepotism and Cronyism in Novi Community School District."

The petition states that in December 2016, the school board reprimanded an administrator for deceptively recommending a personal relation for hire. Although the hiring, while questionable, wasn't against policy at the time, it now appears to be since that person subsequently married into the administrator's family - a violation of the policy.

The policy currently states immediate family members of board members and administrators cannot be employed, and specifically includes in-laws. To get around the issue, the petitioner believes that the school board is planning to change or eliminate the policy, and thus the call for public support to continue the policy.

The next school board meeting is slated for May 18th.