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Former Rochester School Teacher Files Lawsuit Alleging Whistleblower Retaliation

A former Rochester Area school teacher who says she revealed fraudulent student grade changes is alleging the district ultimately retaliated against her by having her criminally prosecuted. Charissa Daman, 41, through her Pittsburgh attorney Joseph Pometto filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Beaver County Court accusing district officials of violating the state’s Whistleblower Act and her…

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Lori Boone
Lori Boone
Lori DeLauter Boone has more than 20 years of experience in investigative and community journalism. She’s won more than a dozen regional, state and national journalism awards.

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HBMike
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HBMike

Looks like Rochester School District is going the route of the rest of Beaver County politics. Makes me ashamed of my home town.

Truthful
Guest
Truthful

Its the entire county – a real sh*thole.

M.T. Pockets
Guest
M.T. Pockets

I wonder if Camp will give “Pittsburgh attorney Joseph Pometto” an office also. (To prepare the case and not have to travel back and forth to Pittsburgh.) He can call it a “legal room” and put it right next to his “media room”.

Physic
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Physic

Ummm… this has nothing to do with the county?

FUBAR
Guest
FUBAR

So…Are you saying that Rottenchester seceded from Beaver County? Wow! That is news! SMH. FUBAR

Accordingtome
Member
Accordingtome

I wasn’t aware that the Rochester School District operated after 5pm. Considering that Mr. Fidelis is employed full time at the courthouse, I’m having just a wee bit of trouble believing that he’s handling this problem and every other issue that a solicitor deals with while not on the county clock. It is long past time that the courthouse institute a rule forbidding these attorneys from working 95 part time gigs while they collect a full time paycheck and benefits from the county taxpayers.

Icanread
Guest
Icanread

My first thought. They need to require these full-time professional county employees only work for the county.

beavercounty2
Member
beavercounty2

Read it again, he said it was turned over to the insurance carrier who has assigned legal council…..He ain’t going to do a thing, but get paid to have another attorney do the work.

Icanread
Guest
Icanread

He shouldn’t be their legal counsel at all or anyone else’s, or if he is, he should be considered part time by the county and not be eligible for pension.

TruthBeTold
Guest
TruthBeTold

Fact is this teacher should’ve been fired long before this situation. Ask former students, parents and staff members and a overwhelming majority would agree. For her attorney to say she was a exemplary teacher is laughable. Mrs. Daman was moved several times into different positions due to her ineptness. I could go on with many stories about Mrs. Daman many short comings but it serves no purpose. This district has many other concerning issues, but firing Mrs. Daman was a good start in cleaning up the messes former administrations created.

Youkntimgn
Guest
Youkntimgn

Sounds like someone has a grudge, maybe for being called out?

Truthful
Guest
Truthful

Any relation to the “gym” Damans?

BeaverCountyGal
Member
BeaverCountyGal

I don’t think so.

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