Rochester School District’s Special Counsel Begins Investigation

A special counsel appointed by the Rochester School Board to investigate employee matters, has begun gathering documents and questioning school personnel, the Beaver Countian has learned.

Attorney John Havey was appointed last week as special counsel for the district, by a unanimous vote of the Rochester School Board. At the same meeting, the board unanimously voted to place Superintendent Carolyn Wilkovich on administrative leave until April 10th, and appoint Dr. Kathryn Gruber as interim superintendent. The board also voted to grant Havey access to all school documents, records, and employees.

Havey is said to have been given authorization to carry out his investigation as he deems appropriate, and to investigate individual district employees as he determines necessary.

“I hope to have my work completed and my report available to the relevant parties before April 5th”, John Havey told the Beaver Countian. Havey said he wasn’t at liberty to discuss specifics of what prompted the Rochester School Board to appoint him as special counsel for the district.


  • A bit to top secret for me. I think they should be telling us what they are paying an attorney fees for.

  • Did rochester do a good check on its INVESTIGATIVE ATTORNEY??

    PLEASE BEFORE YOU GO FURTHER and spend more of the TAXPAYERS money in this struggling school district please due your due-diligence..

    Obviouslly you didnt when hiring the school SOLICITOR, or you would have seen that MYRON might have been involved with firing and giving advice to WESTERN BEAVER, not once but twice resulting in ENRICO ANTONINI being fired which he won appeals both times for very large sums of money.. no im not a fan of wilkovichs at all…

    BUT i caution you myron is special counsel to the PFA authority for years a a bond lawyer where he has a long history with her for that her husband has served for a number of years as a board member..

    Also he has been fired and re-hired numerous times in aliquippa for having intrest with parties that where suing the very same enity he is to represent, its all public.

    Sometimes when he invites you to seven oaks for the dinner and some holiday parties it comes with a lot of baggage!

    Now he got you JOHN HAVEY … hmmmm could her attorneys cross examine him would that be a first.. Mr.havey could he be the same one that hasnt pracrice law for a long time cause he was in PRISON?? and since being released just got a job as a public defender in beaver county?? Before MYRON was caught with hand in the cookie jar?? Not saying john havey is a bad guy but if your going to go down a path and have the tax payers on the hook wouldnt you want a clean slate!!