Regarding the Campanile and the Oct. 2016 Incident:
The Campanile is the only publication to report that the Oct. 2016 incident was “consensual.” Why?
I believe the Campanile students were not given accurate information at the time.
The following are PAUSD public records from May 2017, when the incident came out in the media.
What is Superintendent McGee saying about PAUSD having opened a Title IX investigation?
The Cozen report says PAUSD did not open a Title IX investigation for the Oct. 2016 incident at the time the complainant made her report of sexual assault, as required, but instead waited nearly 6 months, until after the complainant’s parent/guardian made an additional complaint.
Did PAUSD try to say it had done a Title IX investigation when it hadn’t?
The Cozen report (see pg. 20) says the complainant made a report of sexual assault to the Paly counselors and the Paly administrators in Oct. 2016, but the log entry for the incident, which is out of chronological order, says Obscene Act instead. Why?
The Cozen report says the PAUSD Title IX memo was created after the fact (see pg. 24).
Was the journalism advisor planning favorable coverage?
In contrast to the journalism advisor’s message above, KTVU’s story included an interview with the complainant, in which she alleged sexual assault. The complainant also alleged sexual assault to the Mercury News, as did her mother, when the mother spoke about the incident to the Palo Alto Weekly. The Cozen report says the complainant made a report of sexual assault to both the Paly counselors and the Paly administration (see pg. 20). According to the Cozen report, the PAUSD and Paly administration did not act according to the laws in response to the Oct. 2016 incident.
The Campanile has since said its sources for its articles on this matter were the then Paly principal and a quote from the respondent’s attorney that appeared in the San Jose Mercury News.
The Cozen report says the then Paly principal did not follow the laws in response to the Oct. 2016 incident.
“Again, I don’t believe the Campanile students had access to accurate information at the time.”
-Kathy Jordan, October 30, 2018