St Paul`s Agreement
MacLeish said Thursday that the agreement between the attorney general and St. Paul will set a precedent for government regulation of private schools that, unlike public schools, have historically been free of supervision. A deal that places St. Paul`s School under state control is the first of its kind for an educational institution in New Hampshire and could serve as a model for other states that respond to a history of sexual abuse and misconduct in renowned preparatory schools, legal experts say. «We are good with the agreement. We`re going to reach an agreement,» Cox said. After decades of review and more decades of ethical and legal offenses that preceded the school exam, I notice that it is at best an understatement to be in good standing with the agreement,» Johnson said. «Remember how we owe it, this agreement stems from a criminal investigation, and it has led to the suspension of criminal prosecutions until the school performs compliance tasks that it has not performed in the past. As the school has been continued, the school may be «fine» with (the agreement), but as this makes the case for the health of the school, the evaluation of the school remains a concern today. «This is an important day and an important agreement, but we would not be here without the courage of Paul`s former students, who are both witnesses and survivors; former students who came forward and told us their stories in all truth, even if it meant breaking relationships and friendships,» he said. They did it because it was the right thing to do.
Their courage and strength inspired and motivated our work. Richards and St Paul`s Board of Trustees President Archibald Cox Jr. sent a letter to members of the school community on Thursday informing them of the agreement that they said will be discussed with current students. The salary and cost of the compliance overser are paid by the school; however, the person responds to the Attorney General. The position will be reviewed after three years, and the guardian will make a recommendation to the Attorney General as to whether an additional year or two of supervision is required, in accordance with the agreement. Concord`s lawyer, Chuck Douglas, said the settlement agreement was a model that lawyers in other states could certainly see in the future as a mechanism of accountability and enforcement. Douglas, parents of sexual assault survivor Chessy Prout in a civil suit against St.