Scottsdale parents who discovered secret dossier compiled to silence their speech announce lawsuit

Three parents within the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) sued the district, former SUSD governing board President Jann-Michael Greenburg, his father and his father’s spouse over the upkeep of a “dossier” allegedly geared toward intimidating them into silence after they’d criticized Greenburg.

The parents – Amanda Wray, Kimberly Stafford, and Edmond Richard – allege within the Marciopa County Superior Court complaint that the Greenburgs and the district conspired “to silence and punish dissenting voices and frighten away different potential audio system who would possibly dare specific an opposing standpoint.”


Greenburg and his father reportedly saved a dossier on 47 parents who dared to communicate out in opposition to his insurance policies in school board conferences — a dossier full with Social Security numbers, background checks, a divorce paper, mortgage paperwork, commerce certifications, and screenshots of Facebook posts. The lawsuit claims that the defendants “misused District sources and what ought to have been non-public, protected guardian communications to the District to retaliate in opposition to Plaintiffs for their protected speech.”

The Scottsdale Independent first reported on the “Greenburg Files,” an intensive opposition-research-style dossier of parents who spoke up in school board conferences on points starting from COVID-19 restrictions to crucial race idea. Greenburg reportedly revealed the digital dossier – saved on Google Drive – in August, when he despatched a screenshot of a picture from the drive to resident Kim Stafford in an email.

The dossier consists of 18 folders marked CAN-Network, a reference to the Community Advocacy Network, a bunch of parents that fashioned in 2020 advocating for in-person studying and in opposition to masks mandates. It refers to parents as “wackos.”

The dossier additionally consists of movies exhibiting a person taking pictures of parents and kids within the hours earlier than a faculty board assembly. “Somewhere round right here we now have a non-public investigator who’s writing down all of their plates,” the person says within the video. “They do not know it is me … I lined up my license plate.”

Parents additionally highlighted a video from the dossier wherein a speaker says, “I really need Edmond to die. I’ll be so completely satisfied, I’ll have a f—ing occasion,” alluding to a vocal guardian whom Greenburg has sued for defamation.


The lawsuit enumerates these and different cases demonstrating animus in opposition to the parents, alleged coordination with the college district to compile info and disgrace parents into silence, a cease-and-desist letter wherein the district ordered parents not to use the acronym “SUSD” in any organizing or occasions, and two lawsuits Mark Greenburg filed in opposition to Amanda Wray and her husband.

The district employed Loehrs Forensics for an investigation, which decided that “no forensic proof exists to assist allegations that the [District’s] e mail server or the private gadgets of [the selected individuals] have been used to create, entry, modify, or share the Google Drive folder.”

The parents declare that this report ignored the true coordination. The lawsuit notes that the district “didn’t ask the forensic examiner to think about whether or not something from the e-mail system or District workers was used to create, entry, modify or share info contained inside the Google Drive folder.”

The parents deliver 5 counts in opposition to defendants: (1) First Amendment retaliation for chilling their free speech; (2) deprivation of First Amendment rights by blocking them from Jann-Michael Greenburg’s official Facebook account; (3) intentional and (4) negligent infliction of emotional misery by compiling delicate private info, the revelation of which led Wray to vomit; (5) defamation by together with on the drive a chapter submitting belonging to an “Amanda J. Ross,” falsely suggesting that Amanda Wray – whose maiden identify is Ross – had filed for chapter; and (6) false mild invasion of privateness by suggesting that Wray – a monetary planner – had filed for chapter.

The parents ask the courtroom for “normal, particular, and consequential damages,” for punitive damages, for a declaration that the plaintiff’s violated their First Amendment rights and extra.

While Greenburg is not president of the governing board, he has remained on the college board.

Neither the governing board nor the college district responded to an after-hours request for remark from Fox News Digital.

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